Seminary couples and students often move. Like every year (as in Ashlea's case).
Enough said. :)
Last Saturday we got to help two of our friends move-- Ashlea D. in the morning, and Jenny & Aaron Montgomery in the late evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to serve and share our gifts (like... THE TRUCK!). It was also a chance to get some great fellowship, as we are part of church FULL of those willing to help one another. It makes me so sad to think of people without this kind of help, either because they aren't believers and so aren't in church, or because they're not members of a local body, or because they're in churches that don't obey the call to community; this is the way God has ordained for it to be, and it is sweet!!
We didn't get much house-cleaning or floor-staining done, though. I am so thankful for a husband who is so willing to share his time, his energy, and his possessions to serve others! Ryan, you are a champ!
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
Some of Ashlea's belongings, packed on the Brainard's trailer, which they share quite freely! As the following pictures will show, we experienced some strange gender-role-reversals throughout the moving process...
Manly Mandy (Amanda Brainard)
I thought this version could be a rock album cover or something scary and emo...
Joseph Denka & Andy McLurg, hard at work.
Toto, not working.
Lyle, working quite cheerfully.
(I'm noticing an odd man out on this idea of working...)
Chilling after a lot of trips up stairs.
Between movings, we went to see the new Prince Caspian, which I plan to discuss in a whole 'nother post. Now I must clean my house. YAHOO!!! I am seriously so excited about doing this!!! (That tells you just how bad it must be, for me to be looking forward to cleaning it.) Now for some good listening music or sermoning while I clean...