Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What Would You Pack?

It’s like I’m packing for college as my daughter and I leave our home here in Illinois and head back to Washington, I’m obviously not taking everything since it needs to fit in my Kia. My husband Mike will be here and I’ll be returning when Sarah leaves for college. I watched the new “Freshman Class” of politicians head to D.C. (the other Washington) earlier this month and thought they live in two states also. I wonder if it was difficult for them to pack?

Sarah and I are fortunate to be spending the next 5-6 months with a wonderful church friend who lives on the water. I can’t wait for the view! By mid-summer we’ll be looking for an apartment or home to rent so that whole furniture thing could be a bit of a challenge…

What should I take besides clothes, blankets, toiletries, jewelry, books, bible, favorite photos, coffee pot… I am quite the “nester”, so this is going to be rather difficult for me; living with necessities rather than decor. I wonder if my love of decorating magazines will diminish since I won’t be spending any time decorating…

What is really important to me that I’ll want with me besides my husband and two pets that I unfortunately have to leave here?

I’ve helped three of my four children pack for the dorm. I should have this figured out. I’m just going to take what I LOVE. Shouldn’t we always just keep what we love and give the rest away to people in need? I’ve got a bunch of “stuff” here that I probably won’t even miss.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven."
Matthew 6:19,20

So… back to packing. What would YOU make sure to take? I’ve got my web cam so I can skype with my husband, my camera so I can record new memories for Facebook and my blog, and I’ll have my very content daughter who gets to jump back into her “life” back in the Harbor.


  1. That would be hard to figure out what to take! I bet you'll love your magazines as much if not more. At least that's how I am....knowing I can't do something makes me want to do it even more!
    Best wishes with your packing!

  2. Oh, I think I would definitely have to have my books. And a tea kettle!! Have a very safe trip, Jane!