The family

The past couple of months have been crazy for me! There have been a lot of changes in the Leek house…including moving the Leek house.

Moving made me realize two things:

1. I have too much stuff.

Seriously. People were laughing at me before we moved because I kept trying to give away my junk…I mean, my treasures. Packing and unpacking tons of things makes me want to just get rid of all of it. Even now that we’re unpacked, I wouldn’t mind if you came by my house and took half of our things. And vacuum while you’re here. Just don’t take anything from the “stuff” drawer in my room. I NEED all of that stuff 🙂

2. We have the best people in our lives!

Ladies from church came and helped pack aforementioned junk. If you’ve never moved before, you don’t know that packing is the worst part of moving. It really is. Especially packing kitchen stuff. Those sweet, sweet friends came and packed up most of our house, saving me hours and hours of work. And then, our family and friends came on moving day, loaded a truck, drove to the new house, unloaded the truck, and helped us start setting up furniture. (Actually, they did this for two houses. Remember Nick? He moved the same day.)

You really discover what kind of family and friends you have when it’s time to move. You promise lunch (yeah, pizza!), but everyone knows that’s not really fair payment for the amount of work people are putting in while hauling your piano out of your house. Our friends and family helped us because they’re good, kind people who love us.

I’ve talked to a few people recently about how I don’t know how people survive without those kinds of people in their lives. I know that when I’m going through something hard, I have people who will love and support me. Not only that, but I have people who will share the burden by praying for me, encouraging me, and even taking care of some day-to-day tasks. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to not have those people in my life.

We’ve talked on this show about how the church is a body and every part is necessary. The past couple of months have really emphasized that to me. The church, my family, are invaluable to me. The church is there to help when we’re in need and to celebrate successes with us. Then later on, we can be there for someone else.

Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Thank God for the family of Christ! Let’s appreciate and be there for one another!