Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Moving Day

Saturday after we got to Jacksonville, we started moving Matt's stuff from one room to the little apartment out back. The picture above shows that they got the most important thing up, the deer head.....Matt killed that deer last hunting season. I humbly apologize to those of you who are not hunters. Believe it or not, I came from a family of non-hunters so it hurts my feelings too! Oh, well. Dad and Matt did most of the moving, I wouldn't let them take a picture of me lying on Matt's bed with the dogs, but somebody had to keep them out of the way.

I did vacuum the carpet. I thought that was very helpful. Matt is fortunate to live in the house that another pharmacy student bought and rents out rooms. This is his second year there, and he really likes it, so do we. But with the move, we needed to go purchase things you need in an apartment, but not in a room. Silverware, dishes, etc. Oh, and microwave, no one could live without a microwave. Plus, he'll be studying so hard, he won't have time to really cook or go out to eat.

Moving was a very HOT job. I thought surely we would sweat off a few pounds, but NO. Now that Russell and I are empty nesters again, we really, really (I mean it this time) are going to diet. The house is quieter and we keep looking for him, it takes a few days to really get that he's gone. We thank our ever watchful God for allowing us to have a safe trip and good time with one another.

We went with Matt to visit a church there and we really liked the services. There were several college age men and women there and we hope he will connect and have a true church family of his own. We will miss him being with us at church.


Tonja said...

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Dentists...YUCK! I have read some of your blog and see that we have quite a few things in common. Several weeks ago, I blogged about my son, Ian, who was born with cleft palate and cleft lip. It has been an adventure to say the least. He is in school now in Birmingham...grad school for an MBA at Samford. So, I understand the 'baby has left the nest' syndrome. My middle son, Alex, who I have also blogged about has cerebellar atrophy which also causes him to have nystagmus. He is 25, and he can't drive. His vision is so poor, and he has no periphreal vision at all. I also have a son Adam, who is 31. He is married to a wonderful girl, whom I love and he is a photographer. He, too, went down that long, dark road of drugs. There were times that I thought he would not make it. We tried several short term programs, and finally a long term one. It is a long story(which I plan to blog about in the near future) but...God reached out and saved him...and my husband and I had to practice that tough love and turn our backs. But, praise God! He healed Adam and he will tell you today that God took away all desire for drugs or alcohol and he is healed. He is active in church and leads a life serving others. All, I can say is this...God does keep His promises. And He will hold your son in His hand. I know many nights I would cry and say,"God, just cover him up with You." And He did.

Sorry, didn't mean to write so much. God bless you


Dawn said...

Thank you so much for coming back to visit today, and for your prayers!

I wish there was some way to get your warning out, in your previous post. Very well said! Scary stuff.

Dawn said...

I forgot to tell you that I love the comment of the 9-year-old about worrying - what a wise little girl she is!

Goodlikeamedicine said...

We are praying for Matt that this is a great year for him! I'm sure he is happy to have an apartment - and the deer head - wow, go Matt! That's nice!