Posts Tagged ‘stuff’

December 9th, 2009

Grief

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Hopefully you know by now (unless you’ve just stumbled across our blog) that we are planning to work with missionary kids at Black Forest Academy. As part of our preparation, I’ve been reading (rather slowly) Third Culture Kids by David Pollock and Ruth Van Reken. Missionary kids are third culture kids (TCKs), which means they’ve spent a significant period of their formative years outside their passport countries. I’ve also been going to counseling for the past few months. One of the things that keeps coming up, in the book and counseling, is grief.

I moved a lot growing up. I believe I moved 12 times in my first 14 years of life. I don’t know if I technically qualify as a TCK, but I do relate to some of the aspects of TCK life. One thing I’d never realized is that there is a grieving process to moving. Let me tell you, that was an eye-opening chapter. According to the book, the transition cycle for moving is Involvement, Leaving, Transition, Entering and Reinvolvment. Okay, in and of itself, that doesn’t really mean much. The wow moment for me was reading about the Leaving stage, which isn’t talking about getting on a plane and heading to your new home, although that’s part of it, but about emotionally removing yourself from your home. You begin to loosen emotional ties, back out of responsibilities and refrain from taking new ones, and stop making new friends.

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November 23rd, 2009

What’s Left

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We’ve had garage sales the past two weekends and got rid of quite a bit of stuff, but we still have some left. And since we have to be out of our apartment on the 30th, we need to get rid of the rest of it, soon. Here’s some of the stuff we have left as well as the price we’d, ideally, like for each item. If you’re interested, give me a call as soon as you can, since, you know, we’ve only got six days left. 918-287-8014.

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November 20th, 2009

Week Two of the Buy-Our-Stuff

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We are having another Buy-Our-Stuff Sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 21th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We still have small appliances, dishes, clothes, books, most of our large furniture and various other things. We would LOVE for you to stop by. We live in The Greens Apartments on the corner of Gregg and Sunbridge in Fayetteville. Our address is 2753 N. Ida Lindsey Dr. #4. We’re right across from the basketball courts. Give me a call if you need directions, 918-287-8014.

Here are some of the amazing things we’re selling.