In the process of packing up, there were a few things they wanted us to watch over so they didn't get damaged until their final pack in the moving truck. These two are my favorites:
|Mary and St. Joseph the Worker|
And since they are getting packed into the moving truck today, I find myself wondering if I will remember these lessons when they are gone. We have religious art in our home, and of course we have crucifixes hanging in several rooms reminding us not only of THE sacrifice made for us, but how we also must sacrifice. But something about having these very large statues make the lessons that much harder to ignore. They verbally say nothing, they really are just statues, but their meaning is so poignant.
I'm thinking we may have to find something of this sort to fill their spots after they are gone.
*Obviously I am only talking of these statues, not of the dear family that is leaving. I don't think anything could replace them, and we will miss them so much. I think most of you will understand this, I hope.