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So tomorrow begins our moving. Actually, I guess it has already begun since there are boxes stacked all over the house and just about all the furniture is jammed into two or three rooms. Tomorrow is just when we get to put it on a truck. Saturday we'll make a trip or two to Brooklet, getting some things settled in the little house we'll be staying in temporarily and getting other things put into a storage building.

It does feel somewhat strange Shannon and I will be living in a different town and participating in a different church next week. I suppose that's part of the moving process, but it leaves me wondering about the relationships we've built here in Eastman over the past four years.

For instance, this past Tuesday night me and some of the high school guys camped out by Tripp's Beach (the lake). We swam and cooked ribs and deer sausage (it was the fire!). Even though we all decided to go home about 3a.m. (too sticky hot, and lots of bugs - plus Cole was gassy), it was great.

And today we had a pool party for the kids. If I had a dollar for every "Mr. Josh... Mr. Josh...", we'd be vacationing in Mexico this summer. But having watched so many of those kids grow through the changes over the past four years, I'm realizing how much I have valued each of them.

The good thing that I've held onto through this time of transition is that our friendships with people here aren't ending, simply changing. They will be different, and will be from a distance, but not over. I've thought of what Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica: "Having loved you so much that we were well-pleased to share with you not only the message of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." I feel the same way Paul did. We’ve not only shared the message of Jesus with one another, but shared our lives together. And perhaps no one can effectively do the first without doing the latter.

I may get one more post from the 31023 before diving into life in the 30415. (Just practicing my new numbers.) And I found out that this page is jumbled pretty good at the top in Safari (mac web browser). I'd like to remedy that sometime, too.

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