Usually, when I sit down to write a post, I have a point that I’ve been mulling over or a word that God has given me to pass along. But not today. No, with our pending move my mind seems to be peacefully thinking randomly spewing thoughts that flit back and forth anywhere from whether to grocery shop or not, to who will clean the pool over the next couple of weeks, to finding a pet-friendly hotel when I drive my car over, to when to start forwarding our mail. This chaos in my gray matter is no respecter of time as I know it. If it wants to stir itself up at 4:00 in the morning, then it darn well does, much to my dismay!

The four members of my family are all in different cities, and, after moving E into her first apartment this weekend, it dawned on me in a sudden rush of emotion that she is not just “away at school” anymore…she’s moved out! In fact, after we moved the furniture earmarked for her apartment, I returned home to this:

In keeping with the randomness theme of this post (and after viewing this picture), the following song just jumped into my mixed up mind:

Lest you think I’m at risk for throwing myself into the nearest gator-filled pond, know that I’m really okay. A little lonely (one is, after all, THE LONELIEST NUMBER), but fine. I’ve got some rental furniture coming to fill up the gaps until the house sells, and I’m hitting the open road this week with my little dog to fill the gap between me and my man. When God breathed the word that the “two shall become one,” He knew what He was talking about. So, I guess if you look at it that way, the song should go “half is the loneliest fraction that you’ll ever do…” *Grin*

You know, for all the emotional ups and downs, the endless details, and the general feeling of being caught in a never-ending limbo, there is something to be said for transition. It’s in that in-between place where you find yourself less self-dependent and more God-dependent. It’s often a quiet place, which finds you pulled out of your regular responsibilities and day-to-day relationships and open to reflection, not only of the beautiful twists and turns of where you’ve been, but the endless possibilities of the empty canvas stretched before you. I love that.

But my mind is still a random mish-mosh; there are no two ways about it. My posts may or may not be consistent over the next few weeks (except for the prayer team posts), and my usual commenting around the world-o-blog will be significantly reduced until things are more settled. Know that I cherish your visits and appreciate all the prayers that have been and will be lifted on behalf of me and my family over the next few weeks…isn’t this community just something? Isn’t GOD??

If you’re in transition and feeling a little random or stuck, I’ll encourage us both with this Psalm:

God, the one and only— I’ll wait as long as He says.
Everything I need comes from Him, so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet,
breathing room for my soul.
Psalm 62:1-2 MSG