Friday, June 10, 2011

Who Knew

...that saying goodbye to a silly blue rocking chair could pull so many emotions from our entire family.

We all have sat in that chair, read to Harrison, held him when sick, cuddled with him, slept in it or just, plain, hung out on it.

I suppose we're a little sentimental around here; but even Big Brother, back from college, let out a little sad, "aww" and voiced his own memory when I told him it was being picked up.

Maybe we just weren't ready move on from it yet; but sometimes life dictates those things.

And it was a sacrifice we needed to make for a growing boy {who happened to inherent just a few legos...} to get from the baby room above to here:

His Comfy Place

The silver lining is that we know it's going to a wonderful couple who are about to become a happy family-to-be through adoption. I hope it will be as much a blessing for them as it was for us.

 We'll miss sitting in that rocking chair.

...That{well loved} silly blue rocking chair...

After all, for us, it was home.

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Cecily R said...

I love those kind of memories.

That room is fantastic!!

Buckeroomama said...

Aww, just look at his big-boy room... really lovely! :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

I adore the map idea! (We're about to move and I must remember that for Sam.) It's bittersweet, this parenting thing, huh?!?

Kristy said...

Love the wall of maps!

chaoticfamily said...

Loving his new room... Sad to let go of those items that bring back such sweet memories. Glad it will give a new family the same feelings.

liveinthebadlands said...

They do grow up quickly! Good that the chair will have a new family to love in it.

Golightly said...

Thank you all!
I used the maps originally to cover the blue-flower wall paper in the old house. albeit, he had an affinity to that wall paper. So since we rent and they just painted I covered the wall with maps - they are actually pinned up with thumbtacks. I (ironically) plan to paint the room white to brighten it up.