A few months ago I talked a bit about how you know when it's time for home assignment. You can read that here. Well, now home assignment is only two weeks away and there are even more signs of that approaching date!
You know it's almost time for home assignment because of the long list of people to whom you are constantly saying good-bye. The hardest are to those we know we may never see again.
Mostly you know it's time for home assignment because of all the boxes, action packers, and market bags packed and in the store room or ready to go into the store room.
Another way you know it's almost time for home assignment is because of the piles of stuff everywhere. Stuff to give away. Stuff to store. Stuff to pack to take with us.
Stuff on dressers.
Stuff on suitcases.
Stuff on chairs.
Stuff on couches.
You know it's time for home assignment because your closet is looking bare and the clothes that are left are mostly "disposable"....they will be given away or thrown out at the last minute.
You know it's time for home assignment because of all the lists you are making...lists of things still to do, lists for your replacement to do, lists for things to do for other people, lists of places to go and people to see, lists of tasks to do each day to keep moving forward on the doctorate (that would be John, not me!).
You know it's time for home assignment because you start dreaming of things like blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries
and of snuggling with little people like Tera, Hezekiah, Levi, and Everett. (The three boys have grown a ton since this picture, especially Levi and Everett!)
and of just being able to spend time with family and friends.
It's incredible to think that two weeks from today we will be at Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, CT!