It is nearing the move! We are 12 days from the closing date on our new home, and 17 days from the move in date!  As we look ahead to when we move my husband Mike and I find ourselves saying “that is something I won’t miss”.  When we say that we are always referring to those things where we live now that have always annoyed us, but that we have learned to live with yet not complain about.  Funny thing is now that we are moving we are noticing them again and allowing ourselves to say “that is something I won’t miss.”

Though that is not much of a complaint, it is a way of telling each other that though we haven’t complained about it all this time, it has annoyed us.  As I thought about these things, I started to wonder what would happen when we moved and we started to find those little things in our new house that annoy us yet we don’t complain about.  Yes of course we will love our new home, yet there are always those little things you find that you wish were just a little different.  Maybe it will be a light switch that isn’t in quite the right spot, or how far the hose valve is from the driveway.  Whatever those little things are they are bound to exist, and we might allow them to annoy us even if we don’t complain about them.

Since we already have a list of things each of us are saying “that is something I won’t miss” about this place, I have decided that I am going to start writing them down.  Why?  So that we will be reminded later that this place we left had a lot of things we didn’t like, and that despite any annoying things in our new place, the grass is still greener there.  It is literally greener, since it has a front and back yard, and it is greener because all the things that annoy us about where we are now, won’t exist anymore.  So even if new little annoyances come up, the grass on that side will always stay greener if we remember the long list of things we wouldn’t miss once we left here.



  1. The grass is indeed always greener. I’m trying to learn to be content in my provision, yet not settle for less than what God wants for me. A fine line sometimes. I often wonder what we will miss/not miss about this house.

    Comment by Lisa Mongold — October 11, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

  2. What a testimony. I am reading a book titled “The Gospel of Healing” by A.B. Simpson (older book). Praise the Lord sister.

    Comment by Martha — November 13, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

  3. My heart jumped for joy when our prayers were answered my friend … God is so amazing. Bless you and Mike.

    Comment by TJ — November 13, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

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