To Everything There is a Season

In the Book of Ecclesiastes it is written “To everything there is a season…”

6 1/2 years ago my son and us were on a new adventure headed for California.

The California Adventure – with my son – 6 1/2 years ago.

The last two weeks we’ve been plowing our way through the longest-ever To Do list.  We’ve experienced stress like never before!  But we have persevered and nearly conquered the To Do list.

“A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away.”

I had my last hair cut with my hair stylist Jennifer, my last chiropractic treatment with Dr. Beavers of Better Health Care Chiropractic, and my last soothing massage with Angella of A Tranquil Space.  We ate out one last time at several of our favorite local eateries:  Chando’s Tacos, Costa Vida, Bangkok Garden, and Jack’s Urban Eats.  And we said our final goodbyes when we visited a dear 95-year-old.

Friday was my last commute.  That dreaded commute was something I looked forward to giving up!   Even though I have loved my job, I was giddy knowing it was my last day at work.   Saturday was our last choir practice and Sunday the final service in our little church and a going-away potluck dinner.  There were parties, and gifts and cards with sweet notes and good wishes – and hugs.

“A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;”

Shakespeare got it right when he wrote “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”  We are very excited, but each goodbye is overshadowed by sadness.  It was only 6 1/2 years ago that we were moving to Sacramento; Sacramento was the new adventure.  And now the Sacramento chapter has come to a close.  A new chapter is being written.

Today we loaded our two vehicles and tomorrow we take the 10-hour drive to Portland.  We have a few days there to disperse the remainder of our belongings, take care of any loose ends, and spend time with old friends and family.

Because Portland is where my children and in-laws live – we consider it “home”  We’ve left before, but we always come back, therefore we won’t be saying “Goodbye” as much as “See you later!”

“A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted”

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