Sunday, May 13, 2007

Moving Day Approacheth

We're down to the last seven days. Friday and Saturday I cut myself loose from "things" that have been keeping me tied down; things that I thought I had to keep in order to keep my family and relatives presence near; things that have been in the family for decades; things I no longer want.

There is freedom in cutting oneself loose from the burden of being the keeper of "things." I hold in my heart the presence of those who gave me life and those before them. I want to be unencumbered of the things I have brought into my life that create a museum of treasures that were once purchased and handled by my family members. It's time.

I watched people buy my grandmother's and great-grandmother's things for a song. Let someone else enjoy them. I've had so many treasures that a lot have been packed away out of sight, only to be seen when a move occurs. What sort of caretaker have I been? A hoarder, basically. I have kept a few things that will go with me; my children have chosen a few things as well. but the majority of items have gone on to new homes to be viewed, handled and enjoyed.

Our treasures are not of this earth, they are in heaven, lest I forget.

2 comments:

Robin - Erithacus rubecula said...

I know exactly what you mean! I went through the same thing and it is great to not own a load of things I dont need and haven't chosen. One day I just decided that I didn't own everything, it was starting to own me and stop me moving on.
The important memories are in your heart

Loving Annie said...

Just checking on you, Gracie. It's Sunday the 20th, and I think you are in the midst of moving into the new mobile home...

I like starting fresh with a move, but I'm pretty good at throwing things out every 6 months, so usually it's just keeping what I think reflects who I am now versus who I was then...

I've moved 3 times in the last 8 years... Now it's time to stay put for a while...

Your post on Sabotage awoke a lot of things in me. In reading this blog, you echo a lot of my hidden thoughts...

I'm 20 pounds overweight now, maybe 25 if I REALLY go for slinky... I love how sexy I look whe I diet seriously, but when I'm unhappy, eating is my pleasure...
I'm almost 50 and I want snother chance/shot at meeting someone where there is mutual chemistry and compatibility on all the levels...

You have your hubs who you love...
I want that too, that 100/100, that sweetness and reliability and integrity...

I liked your watrfall post too, Gracie... Been there/felt that... Sometimes there is very little hope, and most people won't admit it. Thank you for being brave enough and so honest.