I could (justifiably) blame BT…but the reason for our silence has been work, so I won’t!
This week Simon has been getting Sellars Legal off the ground, celebrating his birthday, doing the school runs, making packed lunches, keeping the house in order, the cupboards stocked, and making a delicious slow cooker pulled pork for our dinner guests on Friday.
Meantime, I flew back to Oxfordshire for the week.
Sleeping and working in Oxford, waiting in the familiar traffic jams, and spending time with a couple of friends & family, I felt a tug on those (iron) heartstrings.
We have deep roots in that place and love a lot of people there.
Yet, as I parked across the street from our old house one evening, I felt a sense of peace. The warm glow from the windows was a timely reminder that it has a new lease of life.
When you reflect on decisions you make in life, how do you evaluate them? What makes a decision a good one?
This house move has been (still is!) a big deal.
We have sought advice and guidance; pushed doors to see if they’ll open; waited; got impatient; and said our goodbyes.
Our decision may have been well considered in advance. But the important stuff comes now as we live it out.
That means loving those we’ve left behind and those we haven’t yet met.
It means embracing the changes we face together, and being open to new challenges.
As we evaluate our decisions, perhaps we ought to think about how we live in light of them, and how we impact others.