Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 2011


There comes a time in some people's lives when they must make a decision to part with some materialistic objects in order to better their lives. A few years ago, my family had the opportunity to move across the country to Denver, Colorado. In order to make the move easier, we decided to sell off most of our personal belongings instead of shipping a tractor trailer full of stuff half way across the country. After several months of debate and after we had sold three quarters of our belongings, we decided to stay where we are instead of making that 1500 mile journey. At the time we made our final decision, I looked back at some of the items I sold at yard sales, and I regretted leaving some of the items go. One thing on that list was clock that my father had given me as a Christmas gift, because it was one of the last things my father had given me before his passing. 

However, through time, I have learned to let go of these losses, but now my family is facing a similar scenario; however, this time we are faced with selling our belongings in order to pay for my husband's medical bills and other debt that has accumulated over the last year. I have put off the inevitable long enough, and I am facing the fact that I need to let some materialistic objects out of my grasp in order to better my family's life. 

The picture I used for today's blog is of a Boyd's Charming Angel. I used this picture, because I own an extensive collection of these angels, and the one above is the next one I would like to secure for my collection. However, I have come to the realization that I will more than likely have to let some of these angels go. As I look around my house at all the different things I have collected over the years, most of the things come with a memory. However, letting them go will enable my family to live a better life; a life not weighted down with as much debt had I held onto these materialistic objects. I have humbled myself, and I am willing to help my family in any way that I can. Don't get too attached to materialistic objects, because you never know when you might have to let them go.


  1. AGREED! I'm sitting here, having returned from a trip up to South Dakota, where there was NOTHING. Just the backpack of things we needed for that week. I survived..actually, THRIVED by not being surrounded by a million things. I come home, and have been overwhelmed with all the STUFF that surrounds me. Friends at church just spent time in Ecuador, and came back with the same reaction. Always a good reminder to connect with the people in our lives, not the property, right!? :)

  2. Your comment made me laugh, and I really needed that today. I completely understand and agree! As I am going through my "things" getting ready to part with some of them, I find myself becoming overwhelmed by the clutter that is surrounding me. I have always been a firm believer of "less is more." Thank you so much for your comment!