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