Well, you’ve likely heard enough about our ‘move’, so I won’t go into details about it. But what I would like to say something about is the stress of it all.
My husband and I have been married for over 49 years now and we are quite used to each other and our ‘breaking points’. Nevertheless, we had our share of them during this move. Maybe it’s because we
were are so very tired and that causes a lot of things to happen. Individually and together we both knew this was a problem but didn’t realize what a toll it really was taking on us.
We would console each other as much as we could when we knew one of us was having a really bad day, but sometimes our frustration would just come to a boiling point. I can remember one of mine was finding out that the day we were supposed to get our telephone, television and internet connected….was not going as planned and we would not have any of them done, probably for a week or more.
It was as though we could have withstood all of the other things that happened during the week prior to moving and moving day, but not having those ‘very necessary’ conveniences….was just too much to take.
I exploded in tears of, I guess frustration but in retrospect it was that we planned for everything but other people were not owning up to their end of the bargain. How dare they? I can remember being so angry I went and lay down and finally fell asleep. When I woke up I didn’t really want to get up and face all the looming things that still had to be done. My husband just puttered around during this time and let me have my little ‘temper tantrum’…because that’s what it was.
Later that night as I was sitting down, I realized that this was NOT the end of the world. So we wouldn’t have our routine back for a little while. So my blogging would just have to have a break. So we wouldn’t have a telephone for awhile or the television programs we felt were just so necessary to be watching. So it would take us longer than we wished it would to get unpacked and settled.
We I was just going to have to accept it and make the most of it.
So, while we are even now…not settled in and everything unpacked and we are both very tired, we are a ‘together tired’. We both understand any move…but especially one when you’re a senior and not as quick to recover from the stress of it, indeed can take it’s toll.
But it’s okay and we’re okay! And maybe that is a lesson that we needed to be reminded of!
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8)