I am amazed at this...how ready I thought I was and the reality of what I have yet to do in the next 5 days.
I have a lot to do.
Here is the sweet, sweet part of this packing adventure though...50+ pounds of donations for the orphanages. Thank you, dear ones, for your part in packing these suitcases. Because of your generosity, carefully compacted into a hulking red suitcase are baby slings, needed medications, cloth diapers and covers, children's clothing in a variety of sizes, educational toys, school supplies, a playmat, books, baby spoons... I feel so richly blessed to be able to deliver these. What a joy to do so in Christ's name.
Below is a photo of the most peaceful place in our home, the only corner not turned upside down by our packing/cleaning/playing. Here is Moses' dresser, a quiet corner in the boys' room, drawers filled with soft, tiny things for our newest treasure.