Sunday, September 26, 2010

I can't believe we...


threw out our crib!
We got our crib over 11 years ago, from my aunt who got it from her brother-in-law and used it for my cousin.
So, for being about 25 years old or older and having been through 7 kids plus kids I have babysat for- it has been a wonderful crib and of course, very sentimental.
But, over the years it has deteriorated- possibly from 2 middle children who liked to climb over the side- just speculating.
Each of our children has been in it for 3 years, with the exception of our youngest, if you remember this story.
So, it has been sitting in my bedroom against the wall (yes, that is the picture of my room below- I thought about cleaning it for the picture- but I thought I would be honest with you guys) for the last couple of months and the husband said it was time to put it to the curb!

I argued for awhile and thought about sneaking it down to the basement (all I read on submission and I was going to lie- sad), but in the end- what am I going to do with a broken down crib?
I submitted, I was okay with it until we walked to the bus stop and my eldest said, "No, mom, don't throw out the crib". My heart broke, but I left it and when it was gone, I couldn't believe it.

Bye friend, who held my small little babies and kept them safe- thanks for your years of service.

At least I am another step closer to not being a hoarder.


Matthew 6:19-21
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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5 comments:

  1. Oh, I could so relate to this post! We are pretty sure (unless there are are any surprises in store) that we have had our last baby. He's still only 9 months old, but as he's been growing out of clothing I've been passing them on to my sister who is expecting her first baby ( a boy).

    It's been harder than I expected to say goodbye to things that have been used by all 4 of my boys.

    It's the end of an era.

    Also, I love that you didn't clean up before taking your picture! I felt right at home!

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  2. I love that verse, but you know it doesn't pertain to you cause your gonna HAVE to go out and buy ANOTHER crib when #5 comes along... just sayin. <3

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  3. Oh, that must have been hard. We get that way when we move things downstairs into storage, and we aren't even getting rid of them. LOl.

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  4. I can relate to this, and feel your pain, except for the fact that our crib has not been thrown out....yet!
    Our oldest is 17, and I picked this crib out for her impending birth, and 2 more children have used it, along with my SIL borrowing it for her 4th child.
    Our youngest is almost 8. You've inspired me to finally cut the ties with ours.
    I'll also admit that I still have our infant carseat, snuggly (front baby backpack), and strollers. YIKES! I really would like to donate some of it to someone in need.
    Thanks for your authentic post...I applaud you for "keeping it real".
    Blessings....

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  5. I'm with GapGirl on this- so you can borrow my crib! its only been through 3 kids- has plenty of life left in it! lol xoxo

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