OH MY GOSH! TODAY is the DAY!!!
Roadway movers got here vivid and early to BOTH Steven’s house AND my house!
They picked up each our issues and loaded the truck that’s headed to Cincinnati, Ohio!!
And let me let you know, they’re FAST! And so good, oh my gosh, so well mannered and type. We shared espresso and donuts with them this morning, it was GREAT.
However are you able to consider it!? As a result of I actually can’t! Even taking a look at each of our empty flats, it nonetheless hasn’t hit me that we’re, in actual fact, MOVING out of New York Metropolis. It hasn’t hit me that I’ll not be a “New Yorker.”
It’s humorous, once I first moved to New York, like all “incoming newbies,” I used to be thrilled to have the ability to name myself a “New Yorker.”
Nonetheless, I used to be abruptly knowledgeable that one can not earn that moniker except you’ve lived in New York Metropolis for twelve years. As a result of…as I used to be instructed, most individuals don’t “final” that lengthy, and solely the “actual ones” can truly earn that title after surviving Gotham – it’s winters, it’s loneliness, it’s hardness and bills (in all senses of the phrase.)
How well timed, then, that I’m shifting out throughout my twelfth 12 months residing right here. I lastly “earned” my New Yorker title, and now that I’ve, I’m letting it go.
However you already know, I don’t assume I’ll ever absolutely “let go” of all the things that I gained right here.
For as chilly, gritty, relentless, soiled and daunting New York is, it was the place I rediscovered myself after my battle with anorexia. New York todaughr me to maintain myself; it proved that I do have one thing to supply; that I’m not what occurred to me, however moderately – I’m who God created me to be. And I’m price a full and delightful life. And New York actually gave me the energy and confidence to consider it. And that’s one thing that may by no means go away me.
Final night time, Steven and I went to mass collectively for the final time as New Yorkers. It was the church I first went to once I moved to New York. I used to be praying for a husband, a function in life, therapeutic in my coronary heart from the deep wound of anorexia, and praying simply to turn into the “lady I was.”
And sitting within the pew final night time with Steven – the person who’s that reply to my prayers, having discovered a stupendous function on this world, robust and safe in who I’m as a daughter of God, and assured of His love for me and the worth my life has due to Him, all of it got here full circle.
We’re off on essentially the most thrilling, lovely journey of our lives. I could possibly be scared, nervous – terrified, even. However I’m not. As a result of if there’s one factor I’ve carried out since adopting restoration these 13 years in the past…it’s residing in radical TRUST.
I’ll not know what tomorrow will maintain; I can’t see down the street, and even simply across the subsequent bend…however I absolutely TRUST that God will carry me by means of it doesn’t matter what. That’s what He’s carried out my complete life. My life resides proof.
In order that’s all for now. Steven and I are going to go get pleasure from our previous couple of moments in New York!
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Till Wednesday…from Ohio!
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