I am having a slow start and a late post but stopping in to say hi is part of my day…so …
Hope you had a great weekend.
We certainly packed in a full agenda of time with family and friends and now I am regrouping and making a plan of attack for the piles and stacks and 935 emails I hope to whittle down this week.
I have a couple of friends who hyperventilate when they see the number highlighted in red next to the email icon on my phone.
They have no idea that buried down there in the first 50 or so of those are from 2012 when Rachel would send me photos of Graham and the only way I had to save them was to email them to myself with plans to download to computer at some point.
I am not a well person….
As in, when people ask what I would grab if our house was on fire…the thought “everything” comes to mind.
I am not a hoarder but I do tend to have a slightly unhealthy attachment to anything that is associated with a memory of the people I love.
Clothing items, books, stuffed animals…photographs, voicemails, text messages.
I struggle with deleting, pitching, purging because I have an irrational fear that the memory attached to the item will be lost in the process.
I truly believe that is one of the reasons God gave me more than one each of children and grandchildren and has richly blessed me with an abundance of excellent friends.
I can’t possibly hyper manage and hold on to all the memories, details and souvenirs of the love He has poured into my life through people.
I can’t neatly scrapbook a life that seems to continue to fill up and spill over faster than I can organize the memories.
My flesh wants it all laid out where I can touch it, feel it, taste it…rehearse it, go over it in detail…all the moments replayed on a loop….but God just keeps adding fresh good things…tearing out old things…replacing…renewing…restoring…repositioning…and never just repeating the same old stuff He has already done.
He is about doing the new thing.
And I truly can’t receive it with fists clenched tight trying to hold on to the past.
How about you?
Do you struggle with the memories attached to the things?
Or are you one of those incredibles who lives holding lightly the temporal?
Would love to know…leave a comment and I will save it F.O.R.E.V.E.R. Just kidding…but I will save it as long as the internet lasts.
Have a productive Monday and check back tomorrow because I want to share a new thing God has me doing that is really helping me store up a treasure that doesn’t cause clutter and is truly blessing me with eternal fruit <3