Tuesday, February 7, 2012

At least a month

We're displaced. For at least a month. Insurance has moved us into a temporary home and clean-up has begun. (In the sense that they have gigantic air filters trying to make the air safe for workers to breathe!)

Tomorrow we attend the inventory process of our home. We will watch as they go through all of our clothes, telling us which ones they can clean and which need to be replaced. We will see what we own and discover what we care about. Or what we do not care about. It's going to be interesting!

In the meantime, we're in a new home for the time being, making do with what we have. Serving soup through a slotted spoon. (I can't say I was very happy about that but once I thought to use a bowl as a serving spoon, my mood improved.) We adapt. We learn. We grow. We look forward with hope. But in the meantime? We learn to really live and recognize the things in life which really matter. In some moments we fail to see accurately, in others we do. It's all part of the adventure.

10 comments:

  1. Whew! I'm happy and sad to read this, all at the same time. I'm happy that you're handling it with such grace and sad that you're going through it at all. Praise God for His protection through it all, though, right?

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  2. I agree with Amy.

    Still thankful for your safety.

    I suppose you'll learn just how tightly you hold things in your hands...quite the refining process in so many ways.

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  3. I thank God for the good example of patience you are being, Carrie. The going through of your stuff seems pretty awful. I haven't complained about my job very much this week (and this is no small feat considering my current feelings toward my employment) because I was trying to think of you. :-)

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  4. I agree with the others! You are being a great example!

    Your family is in my prayers. I hope things get back to normal soon for you.

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  5. Oh wow. I can't even imagine, especially with little ones and a baby. I'm glad the insurance is helping with this and you're all safe. I hope the processing goes as quickly and smoothly as possible and that God will continue to give you His grace.

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  6. I also agree with everyone else! I am not sure I would be able to handle a situation like this with such grace! :) Continued prayers for a quick process of cleaning up!!

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  7. I guess that's one way to declutter your house. ;) I'm sorry you are having to go through this but so thankful you are all safe!

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  8. Gosh, I can't even imagine having to go through everything... wow. And a bit scary thinking you were a whole day in the house and now they have to ventilate it for the workers to be safe??? Yikes!
    Indeed I am glad you are all safe and I hope that most of your things can simply be cleaned! :)

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  9. Wow! So thankful God is giving you the grace to go through this!

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  10. Praying for you, Carrie! I'm impressed by your continued optimism! This adventure will be *quite* the memory someday.

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