Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In this old rocking chair

Posted by Angie at 7:32 AM

In this old rocking chair, Future Papa's father used to play as a child.
He remembers running his little fingers along these grooves.

In this old rocking chair, Future Papa's grandmother used to rock and rock.
She covered and recovered the cushion at least half a dozen times.

In this old rocking chair, now in our kitchen, I watch Future Papa do the dishes.
And we talk and talk about our days, our hopes, our dreams.

In this old rocking chair, our cat takes long afternoon naps.
And our dog runs circles around her.

The paint is worn.  The wood is chipped.  It's age is greater than ours combined.

One day, a little Asian baby will be rocked in this chair.
One day, an energetic Asian toddler may topple into it.
One day, an Asian teenager may sit in it, rocking and talking, avoiding the dishes.
One day, an Asian newlywed may find this chair in his or her own kitchen.

Creaking, rocking, and waiting for the memories to come.

Much love,
Future Mama

13 comments:

Katie Lindsey on October 12, 2011 at 8:54 AM said...

How sweet! I love family heirlooms. :) Are you planning to do some restorative work on it? It has to last at least the next three generations. :)

Future Mama on October 12, 2011 at 9:13 AM said...

Thanks Katie!  I removed the old cushion and put a new one down to recover it, but haven't done much more than that.  I suppose we should put something on the wood to seal it better!

Brooke said...

Love love love! We have several items like that...it is so amazing to think of all the lives one heirloom has touched. 

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Jessicamumford said...

That is so sweet! How wonderful for something special to be passed down generation to generation...it sure is fun to imagine those future days, isn't it??

~Jessica

Dawn said...

Can't wait to some day see that child rocking with momma or daddy!!!

Dreaming about your adoption is sooo wonderful :)

desiree on October 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM said...

Love this :) 

Future Mama on October 12, 2011 at 5:04 PM said...

Thanks Brooke!!

Future Mama on October 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM said...

So much fun to imagine!!

Future Mama on October 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM said...

Thanks Dawn :-)  The dreams totally keep us going most days!

Future Mama on October 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM said...

Thanks Desiree :-)

Dawn Ver Hague on October 13, 2011 at 10:15 AM said...

Beautiful!  I don't comment often, but I absolutely love reading your blog. 

MonGet said...

Hey! So I had a dream last night that you got your referral!!! :) I don't know why I'm dreaming that YOU got one and not ME, but I was SUPER happy for you! ;) Just wanted to share with you!

Terry P. said...

Love the rocking chair!!  I have my grandmothers chair and we have similar stories of so many babies rocked while being loved on so much by our Gram!! I can't wait to see pictures of you rocking your new little one too!!! 

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