Saturday, September 13, 2008
It has been a tough day. You see I am rummaging through my boys' older toys and clothes to sell at a local consignment Sale. It is very difficult for me to do this. I know I will be crying as I give up some of their toys and outfits from when they were babies. Sounds funny huh? I can't keep everything from the past couple of years. I guess part of it stems from me wishing we would have another child. My health won't allow it and adoption is a distant memory. Recent developments have made me realise that I need to be thankful for my two beautiful boys and be there for them.
I will miss the first time they noticed when they pushed a button of a toy, music would play. Nolan would take a quick loud breath and smile. Braydon would crinkle his nose and laugh. I miss their "juicy" fat legs that would peek through their clothes. (Braydon still has juicy legs). I will miss them singing their ABC's with the Leap Frog phonics bus or Caterpillar. I will badly miss the Classic Pooh crib set that both of them used as babies in their cribs. But, it is time for the "older" things to make room for the "new" things. And maybe, just maybe....
another Mommy or Daddy will make memories to last a lifetime with the "things" I have held on to so dear. After all they are just things.
After looking at everything I am pulling out about 6 items I just can't depart with right now. I think Hubs is having a hard time too. Two of the items are pieces of clothing that the boys wore to have their first Christmas pics in. Nolan was in a velvet green outfit with a reindeer and Braydon wore a snow baby blue sleeper with a reindeer on it. I can't get rid of their Leap Frog Table either....I like to play with this still!