“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD and He delights in his way. ~ Psalm 37:23
“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu
This has been a year of constant moving for me, five so far, and counting. Each move means that I am one step further on my African journey towards Botswana.
Move One: My husband relocated to the States after spending almost three years overseas. He left Kuwait the end of February. There was about a month’s period between him arriving in the States and beginning his new job in northern Virginia (NoVA) in March.
Move Two: Since my husband was working and living overseas; and, I was living in an apartment in Richmond, most of our household effects (HHE) were in storage. We had to coordinate the pickup from two different locations. One personal storage unit and the other at another location provided by my husband’s previous employer. And still there was Richmond….
Move Three: In March, we packed up my things in Richmond and I made the transition and relocated with him to northern Virginia. We arrived in NoVA on a Friday with only what could fit into the back of his car and trunk and in the back of my Explorer truck. He began class the following Monday and I began the arduous task of REALLY moving. Weight limitations were imposed by his current employer for the professional movers who would move my things. This created the need for me to move more of my things over the next month from Richmond to NoVA. By the time I was finished, I was left with aches in places that I had never realized were on the human body. Nonetheless, I reveled in the thought that I had been successful in accomplishing week-end-trek-moving with assistance from my daughters – and the moving professionals for the really heavy lifting.
Move Four: I helped our daughter move into her new house. It is her first home purchase and we are excited for her. Nothing says that you are all grown up quite like a mortgage.
Move Five: This week we will move into another apartment. The apartment we currently occupy is to be renovated. We qualify for a two bedroom, but we will be moved into a one-bedroom renovation. The bad news – besides this additional unplanned move: There is still only one toilet in the renovation! The good news: The renovated apartment will come with a washer and dryer in the unit. No more traipsing up and down stairs to find a floor with available washers and dryers (actually there is an elevator – but still).
Move Six: The BIG move. We move to Botswana. We leave early September for 2 years in Botswana. Once we are there, we will not have to move again – well, at least not for two years!
I am enthusiastic and hopefully optimistic about this a-MA-zing adventure GOD is granting me…with all of its steps along the way.
I am SO happy to be “on my African journey”. Stay tuned…