This is another new update, just very quickly, to let you know that I’m very busy and are having very busy moving days these days… The last days have started to get more and more intense in a way. I’ve been very busy and had very much to do, and things are moving on, and God has helped me and made sure I’ve had much help from other people, so that’s very good, but still there’s very much left to do. I should’ve been in bed by now and am very tired, but I’m delayed and will perhaps work on for a while more soon, but first I’ll have a bite to eat.
Before ending, I just want to give you some good news from the last days. The single mother who got some furniture of me the other day – which she by the way also had gotten a couple of days before that (so she’s received furniture of me twice) – a couple of days after I had witnessed for her and said she could come and visit me and help me a day if she wanted, came and helped me out in my moving process, and then she helped me again yesterday. She’s become a friend to me and been very helpful in helping me out in many different ways, like taking me to a shop where I could get some free boxes, helping me packing and helping me yesterday when I sold some furniture and needed to prepare for the sale and helping me with carrying some of the furniture out of the house with the buyer of the furniture. I sold my sofas and a table, and the sofas were carried by all the three of us, the buyer, my friend and I. The buyer carried the table together with me. It’s been a real blessing to have my new friend helping me out the last days.
On Wednesday evening I went to a gathering with people in church at someone’s home, and there we had a good time of fellowship and spent some time on studying the Bible, and we prayed together before we left, and then someone also prayed for my moving process.
Thursday evening, I had a lady from the church visiting to help me out, and she helped me a lot with packing down kitchen things, and we also sat down and had some nice bakery that the lady had brought, and we enjoyed a cup of tea, talked together and prayed. It was a very good time and very good to have both practical help and to be prayed for in addition to have fellowship. The lady who visited me was the last guest to be honoured of sitting down to enjoy a little meal in the lounge area I had – with two stylish sofas and a very nice table. The next day I finally sold my sofas and the table to a man who wanted to have them in an old house he was doing up. I was very thankful to God, because I had waited for quite some time with no response and had lowered the prices several times, and I really needed to sell the furniture before moving, and I had wanted to sell them before Sunday.
This evening, one of the things I’ve done is to move my sofa bed in to the living room where it’s been very empty since I sold the sofas and the table yesterday (Friday). Now the last days I live here I can use my sofabed as a sofa in the day time and as a bed in the night time.
I would like to put in some photos from my moving period on this blog, but right now it’s so late, and I really need to eat and get some more important things done, so I’ll come back to put in photos at another time, perhaps when I’ve arrived in England, if not before, but hopefully I’ll get it done while I’m still in Norway.
I hope you’re all ok. As I’m writing it’s now some minutes past midnight, and it has just dawned on me that it’s February now… Well, I’m using the British time here on my blog, so it’s still January in England now, but when you read this you can know that it’s been written right before and after midnight Norwegian time and around eleven in the evening English time. My text has been written in the transition between January and February in Norway, but in English time the writing has been done close to the new month, and it’s getting closer and closer to the new month in England now, so February will soon be upon people there too. To me it’s a bit strange to think about that it’s already February. Time is going quickly, I feel, but that’s how it often feels for us human beings, at least for me, and that’s something we have to live with.
Now I’m in my real moving month, the month where my move to England is going to take place. On the 5th of February I will move my things out of my flat and into a moving truck going to England, and on the 9th I will move myself to England through taking a flight to Manchester. Then, on the 13th, my moving load will arrive in York, where I’ll live, and my move to England will then have been completed.
It’s very exciting to think about moving to England, but also sad to think about leaving family and friends and not being able to see them as often as before, but that’s how a move often is – it’s a mixture of joy and sorrow walking hand in hand. The good thing is that it’s mainly a joyous and exciting experience for me to move to England and that it will be the best for me to do it, because I know it’s God’s will for me, and it will be very good for me to be finished with a long distance relationship with my fiance and be able to see him every day if I want. I also know that it’s possible to stay in touch with people in Norway, and that I can see people again, so that’s good.
Well, I’ve written for a longer time than I thought I should now, so I really have to go. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this.
Take care, and good night.