It’s settled and finale: We are moving!
Though I have been looking forward to finding a different place to live, I wasn’t prepared for the sudden notice of relocation or the huge work load it is for us all to do the move.
Finding a place to live didn’t take a long time, basically because we didn’t have the option of spending months looking around. But I sense that we have found a nice place, in a somewhat nice location, in a decent community building/condominium type and though the place is old – about 40 years which in Japan is outrageously old – it’s almost newly renovated and so, it looks and feels quite nice.
My only hesitation with this place is the kitchen. It’s 40 years old… with a few new things, but the cupboard doors look like something terrible happened to them. Though it’s a rental place and I may not actually be allowed to “make changes” I do believe I will break the rules and fold some nice looking “sticky paper” around them so they at least look like they are not falling apart!
We move on Valentines day. Crazy day really to do such a thing when you’re supposed to sit in a nice cozy restaurant with your beloved and munch chocolates… But then again; How often do we in this family do what we are supposed to do? Not often…
My daughter is having a nightmarish time with this move. She wants to move and decorate her own playroom etc, but she doesn’t want to move and gets stomachaches and nausea when thinking about it. I have no idea how to help her through this time and quite frankly; Her counselor didn’t seem to think my girl thought it was a big deal. Well, it is. She drags me to the toilet rooms and starts crying because of this move – while we are at the counselor. I’m beginning to wonder if taking Maia to the counselor really is worth it?!
My husband is working way too hard for a man “his age”. While in university I’m sure you can stay up all night and get through the day after without too much trouble, but my hubby dearest is running on the spare engine by now. He returns from a business trip to China with a cold/tummybug, doesn’t sleep most of the night because he has to deal with tons of “moving stuff” paper work as well as his normal work. The recovery from this cold is delayed to put it mildly. He is on 2nd week now with no improvement in sight. Ask a man to see a doctor… so I didn’t, but I did ask him (read: urge!!) to take a sick day off and stay home in bed doing nothing! We shall see what he chooses to do, but I am worried that if he doesn’t stop this pleasing of the company, he will end up hurting himself and then the company with him.
As for me – I will love the Lord.
And pray like it’s religion.
And hope like I’ve never hoped before.
And with His strength I can carry the load. With His love I can carry love to others. With His truth my cracked heart will shine.