Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Hope Chest

Today was cleaning day. My house had just fallen a part. We are having a karaoke party here on Friday. I needed to get things in order. It felt good to clean house for once.

I started vaccuming the upstairs and realized that the maternity clothes and sweet cards that I had thrown down the hall to 'the room' needed to be picked up. So I picked them up and decided to just put it all away. One by one I placed things in my hope chest. I thought that I would have cried and though about it all. I would have held each item in my hand and thought about our baby. I didn't. I just put them all in the chest, closed it and moved on. Scary.

I did keep out our only picture of our baby. I just couldn't put it in the chest to leave forever. It is now in my room. It isn't super close but close enough that I know that it is there. I wonder if Grumps will notice. And if he does I wonder if he will say anything. Probably not. He is trying to move on too.

4 comments:

laura said...

Moving on is good, but you'll always keep those special memories deep in your heart. And when they come to the surface, that's okay too. Keep faith - you will use those cothes and items again.

Alli said...

{{hugs}}

GLouise said...

Aww- I have a hope chest, too. Filled with wedding things, and some "future baby things" that my great-grandmother embroidered.

I can't wait to bring those things out, and often wonder if I ever will.

Thanks for your last comment on my blog. We can help bear each other's burdens.

Much love,
GL

Sunny said...

Thank you girls.

GL You are welcome. I just know there are times when I can't bare to trust or hope or pray but I have many who are doing it for me. We are no alone!!!