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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Project Done!

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

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome, friend! You inspired me, too. I cleaned out our office today, hoping to restore a little bit of sanity to my life.

    Why DO we hang onto clothes for so long when we can pass them to others who need them? I'll never understand why I struggle with this so much.