At last, our move is complete. We bid farewell to the old home and are now settling in to our new one. Although there is much to do before everything is organized and in its place, the rush is over and we can take our time unpacking.
Now the process of discovery begins and questions arise:
– What is the solution for that odor coming from the garbage disposal?
– Why is there an abundance of lights in the house except under the kitchen counter where you need them?
– What possessed the previous owners of our home to drive multiple screws – not finish nails or thumb tacks – into nearly every single wall in order to hang small pictures? Except, of course, in the room I have chosen for my office where we will have to drive multiple screws into the walls for my bookshelves.
– Where is the nearest convenience store? Or Tim Horton’s? Or gas station?
– Why is there no exit ramp to Evans Road when you’re going west on the highway?
They say it takes 21 days to form or break a habit, to learn a new routine, or to feel at home in a new place. I know this to be true. And after months of being unsettled, living among boxes and anticipating the move, I am looking forward to putting down roots. I can already feel those tiny shoots pushing into the ground.
It’s a new day. A new beginning. A new life.
That reminds me:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)