All transitions are challenging, but those involving moving are even more so. While experts often disagree on which life events are the most difficult, almost all agree that moving is one of the top ones (usually number 1).
That being said, some moves are more stressful than others. I should know I have moved numerous times, and although none were easy, some were more of a challenge.
When Christopher and I moved to Savannah, we had a houseful of stuff, two cats, and one dog. When we got to our apartment at around 6 pm, the moving truck behind us, we discovered it was not ready, which the landlord failed to inform us of. We had to find storage for our stuff and a motel that would take not just us but our three companions as well.
As difficult as that was, having someone to share the experience with and three furry creatures to make me feel good made an otherwise stressful situation manageable. That move was minor compared to the move these past two days.
What made it so difficult? It wasn’t the moving of my things to three different places (I had done that before), and it wasn’t the rain (although that did make it a wet challenge). What was it? It was doing it alone and older.
I was blessed to have some people help me, and for that, I am incredibly grateful. However, at the end of the day, it was me, cold, wet, and exhausted, driving to my first temporary home in the pouring rain.
Fortunately, we are never alone if we have a Power Greater than Ourselves. My God was there, and It showed up in big and little ways. One was an angel named Greg, and the other was Tina.
It showed up with covered parking at the motel I was staying at – so I did not have to move anymore in the rain and was there with a view of the ocean. It showed up in a beautifully warm room with a comfortable bed. It continues today with a massage spa next door so I can give my tired muscles some well-needed healing touch.
That is the way life is sometimes. It comes with challenges, but it also comes with moments filled with gratitude, especially for a Higher Power that always reveals itself to me in my dark moments.
Thank you, God, for Your Presence, Power, Love, and Grace. Most of all, for letting me remember I am never alone.
Quote of the Week
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep [p your balance, you must keep moving.”