Monday, August 9, 2010

Moving Muses

I sit amongst the chaos of half-packed luggage:  stacks of books, clothes strewn across beds, laundry in a heap.  Tomorrow is my last day before I leave for Moscow, Idaho.  Life has become a tornado of goodbyes, and I'm soaking in every moment of just being Here.

This morning I grocery-shopped at Harvilles; I was touched by how much the employees' cared that I'm leaving, how much they wished me well.  Shortly after I returned from shopping, Ella Grace and Anna Katherine came over with their mommy to give me a sweet farewell gift and play Polly Pockets (of course!)  

I'm going to miss my girls so much!
The precious picture frame Anna and Ella made me!
While the Cs were visiting with my family (Mollie and Julia included), Mrs. Gadalean came by to say goodbye.  All ten of us were chatting in the den when the Brighthouse Man arrived, and I guess you might say it was a little crazy.  But this is what I am going to miss most:  the open hospitality of my comfortable [crazy] family and home.

It has been so touching to be reminded that people love me.  To feel their hugs around my arms, to see the tears in eyes as people send me off with a word of wisdom, a squeeze of the hand.  I pray that Christ has used me to touch many lives in Orlando, and that he will pour his love out through me as I move to Moscow.  To God be the glory!


  1. I'm excited for you Tali as you make this new transition in life. What will be doing in Moscow?

  2. I'll be attending New Saint Andrews College.