Friday, July 22, 2011

The Musician

Tomorrow morning before the sun is up my sweet husband will be on the road heading north. When he comes back home his rented pickup truck will be loaded with household goods, and will be followed by my youngest son, the musician  (also driving with a load of household goods) This will be an interim stop, a chance to visit, then he will be off again. (somehow all of these household goods will be making another trip back to his new home)

My husband had hoped that my other son could have joined them, it's rare when the three of them can get together alone, but time constraints didn't allow for that. I considered going with, I thought I might  keep my husband company on the long drive, but it is a long drive, and accommodations are going to be an air mattress on the floor of  the musicians apartment. My thoughts vetoed (I didn't protest, the thought of  sleeping on the floor, and then driving another eleven hours would not have been fun  )

The move should be fairly easy, the musician has sold most all his furniture and says he has been packing. We have been told there are boxes ready to be loaded . There is a bike, golf clubs, a guitar, a french horn, various small kitchen appliances (my son cooks) and who knows what else. Husband is taking boxes and tape...just in case. (I remember many a college pack out)

Still lots of details to work out, like finding a place to live, but that is hard to do remotely. Praying that he will be able to find something that will meet his needs (and pocketbook) Going from a small community in upstate New York to a large metropolitan area, cost of living significantly higher. Why is he moving? Grad school in the fall, he is going to continue with his music.

So prayers needed for safety for the long drive ahead, for wisdom, a sense of humor and lots of grace, for a place to live that my son can afford and meets his needs and a job or gigs. School money is not going to cover all his expenses. Sounds like a laundry list of needs. Perhaps I should have started with what we are thankful for.We are thankful that our son will be closer to home (only about four hours away)We are thankful that he has been given this opportunity, this is such a blessing.We are thankful he is able to do what he loves to do. (he will continue to play the french horn) We are thankful that he will be close by  family (my parents, siblings will be a short drive away) and friends that live even closer that will care for him like he was their son.

Yes there are needs, but there is also much to be thankful for.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future  Jeremiah 29:11


camp and cottage living said...

It is hard sometimes to entrust our children to the Lord, but it sounds like you realize that is what you must do.
And he is so fortunate to have friends and family close at hand.
I'll pray all his needs will be met and this decision will be a blessing to him.

Farm Girl said...

I will keep you in my prayers. I am not good when my chicks leave the nest and I know they have always been the Lords and they have been on loan, but it sure is hard to let Him be the one in control.
Hugs from me to you