Saturday, September 18, 2010

Estate Sale

Today was our estate sale at my grandparents house. Such an emotional day! This house is full of memories of all of the special times that we have shared. As I drove up this morning and saw all of their belongings out in the yard, I couldn't help but cry as I remembered again how very much I loved them and spending time at their home.

Over the years they accumulated a lot of 'stuff'! We sold a lot of it at the yard sale, then we had an auction and sold a lot more. At the end of the day, we still had dozens of boxes left over that we took and donated to their church to use in an upcoming Auction. Many of the items made us laugh or smile and fondly remember when it was used by Grandmommy or Popow. It really puts things in perspective when you think about it...we spend our whole lives accumulating 'stuff'...things that we HAVE to have. One day, those things end up being given away or sold by someone else who won't hold the same opinion of the value as you did. The Bible tells us to store up our treasure in Heaven. Where are you really investing your time? Your money? Your energy? On things that are temporary or on things that will have eternal significance?

Here are a few pictures from the day.

The mailbox. Popow set up this plow years and years ago.

Grandmommy's piano that we used to play and sing carols with.

My uncle Wilson auctioning off the tools that Popow used to make many crafts over the years. Kestler and my Dad were the bid takers and item runners. 

This spot is where my Popow planted his garden year after year. He had green beans, corn, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and more. Just a year ago there was a thriving, vibrant garden here. Now there is no evidence that anything was ever there. 

Friends, we are here today and gone tomorrow. Make your time count!

Even though we are sad with the finality of today's events, we are still overjoyed that we know we will see them again. Because we know that they knew Christ and had accepted Him (as we have), we will be reunited with them one day in Heaven. Thank you Jesus for this gift! Do you know that your loved ones will have this same peace when you are gone? If not, let's talk!

Love you all!~

1 comment:

  1. A great post. An emotional day for sure, but the implications and life applications you drew from it were profound!


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