Sunday, July 8, 2012
Those hangers are the result of a projected that I finished tonight - one that I started in March. I have officially taken the "too big" clothes out of my closet and drawers. I saved a few "memento" type things like my Colts Superbowl Champions hoodie and some t-shirts and sweatshirts from 911 Gives Hope along with my parent shirts for the boys' Cub Scout pack. Those are all things that can be worn big anyway. I do still have a few pair of pants that are loose, but right now, I need them for work. The majority of the stuff, however, is gone!
I didn't realize how difficult it would be to get rid of some of my "favorite" shirts. I would take them out of the closet and then put them back...take them out...put them back. I ended up taking them out and walking them into another part of the house so I wouldn't put them back. It was funny to see CME's face when I said that I was getting rid of those shirts. I think his comment (accompanied by a cheesy sad face) was something like, "Some of those are really nice shirts." Probably because he picked them out! He actually does a better job of picking clothes that fit me and look good...so some of these he had put a lot of thought into! Regardless, they're out of the closet too!!!
The purging produced one Rubbermaid bin, 2 laundry baskets and 2 bags worth of clothes - plus a full bag of "trash" for things like under garments and things that were stained or in really bad condition. (Why did I hold onto those anyway?!?!)
Going through this process is filled with mixed emotions - as odd as that sounds. I'm elated that so much is now too big! I'm also a bit embarrassed that I had that much stuff hanging around my closet when there are so many that have nothing. And yet, it is a reminder of the blessings that God has bestowed on our family. I am thankful for how He continues to work in me during this journey...opening my eyes to so many things that I never even thought of before.
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14