A box in our storage room is marked "To Kenya." It overflows with our favorite Christmas items that we want to take with us. As we packed up our Christmas decorations, it was interesting to see what ended up in that box. It wasn't the most expensive items, but the things that we have made or things that have fond memories associated with them. We packed our advent calendar that we made last year, our two favorite nativity scenes, as well as some of our favorite (non-breakable) ornaments. I realized that we have way too much stuff and most of it really isn't important. Our dining room now holds several boxes of Christmas decorations ready to go to Goodwill.
I'm sure there will be many trips to Goodwill over the next year as we eliminate the junk we've filled our house with. It is strange to think that in several months our belongings will be reduced to a small number of suitcases marked "To Kenya."
We are so thankful to have friends and family that are supporting us in our adventure and we value your friendship! If my "To Kenya" box was big enough I would love to pack you all up to take with us! Instead, we will enjoy communicating with you from afar and will cherish your prayers and encouragement! We'd also love visitors!!!