We leave for Whitehorse in 5 days.
As is the case with moving, it comes up quicker than anticipated. There never seems to be enough time to get all the menial moving tasks done, but somehow we’ll pull it off. However, there are 3 things that we won’t get say in time. Here’s 3 things we would and should have said.
1. Say Goodbye
No one ever gets to say enough goodbyes.
We’ve moved a few times and it’s always the case. So many awesome people who we should have spent more time with, but we didn’t. Now it’s 5 days out. There’s simply no time.
There’s no time to get in all the dinners we should have had. There’s no time for all the meaningful coffee-chats that should have happened. There’s just no time for the hanging-out that we should and could have done.
2. Say Thank You
Where do we even begin on this one?
Every place we’ve lived, there are people who have invested in us. They pour time, energy and gifts into our family. It’s over-whelming most times, trying to understand why anyone would think we’re worth so much blessing.
Then one day, it’s time to move on. We wish that every single one of those people were right in front of us, so we could give out a million hugs and high-fives of appreciation.
3. Say Jesus
This has been a sobering thought.
There were so many people who we’ve interacted with through school, clubs, sports or even just in the neighbourhood. Why did we keep conversation so superficial? Did we think we would get another chance?
We could have and should have told them about Jesus when we had the chance. Every one of those times was the right time. We simply missed those opportunities and I wish we could have them back.
At least we still have 5 days.
We have 5 days to say as many goodbyes and thank yous as possible. Furthermore, chances are we might find ourselves in a conversation with an unbeliever.
God willing, we may be able to plant a seed or two before we have to leave.
Fortunately, you have lots of time.
We not take action today,while you have loads of time? If God is putting a person on your heart, call them right now. Set up lunch or coffee right now. Get it on your calendar.
It might be a good friend who you haven’t seen in a while. It might be someone who you need to thank for being a great blessing on your life. It might be someone who you know needs Jesus. I’m certain that you won’t be disappointed.
What other things would you add to this list of things that we should say before moving?