I move in 5 days.
As in, these are my last few days of life at the Mothership.
As in, HOLY COW!
My room is still a wreck. I finally reserved/booked/I-don't-know-the-correct-term a moving truck, even though I'm pretty sure it will be overkill for the amount of stuff that I have. I still need to rope a couple friends into heading up north with me, to drive my car [and keep me company].
Part of me cannot wait to get there. I've chatted with my new Sr Pastor several times on the phone this week, I can't wait to get there and talk to him in person, and begin this new adventure. It's the thing that I've spent these last five years of my life working towards. I can't wait to move into my new house and to begin to get to know the People of God who have called me to be their pastor, and to hang out with the youth of the church and to be a caring presence in their lives.
Part of me is in complete denial that this time is actually here. What? Me leave the Mothership? You can't be serious!! That's part of the reason why I haven't started packing (you'll be glad to know that a good chunk of my possessions are already packed in the storage room downstairs and mainly all I have to pack up in my room are clothes and books and a few hi-tech things such as my computer and television).
The reason why I began calling the seminary the Mothership is because I felt like it was very similar to some of the science fiction stories I've read/heard/seen on TV. The Mothership sends out the smaller ships, they fly to various planets and locations, they check stuff out and learn things, before coming back to the Mothership to share their new knowledge.
I can't believe that I'm headed off on my final mission for the Mothership. This ship is ready to take off for previously unexplored planets, there to stay and set up a new space station. Sure, I'll come back to the Mothership every once in a while for tune ups and pit stops, but it will never again be the command center for me which it has been these past five years.
I can think of no better way to end this post than by saying: