When you are trying very hard to avoid doing the things you should be doing like oh…
I absolutely love our entry but was kind of feeling like it needed some “umph”.
A little bit more softness was what I had in mind.
We moved several times growing up and the desk became a symbol of familiarity, history and a connection to my grandparents whom we very rarely got to see due to distance.
Not only because of the soft, amber glow it gives off.
But because it reminds me of those I love and miss.
(Oops…sorry! Hope you didn’t get wet…the tear drops were falling there for a minute!)
Heather and I used to play “school” with this desk.
I miss her.
Our mom and dad recently relocated to Arizona. And this meant that they could bring my grandmother (her mom) to live in an assisted living facility there.
I miss them. I miss her.
And this time of year, as the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to fall, we turn our hearts towards home…family…togetherness.
So, as I work around the house and pass through this room, I glance over at the Secretary Desk and think of them. And how much they are apart of me.
We will all be together at Christmas time this year.
My grandmother will be there too. She has never even met my children!
I think I will bring a picture of the Secretary Desk with me.
I want her to know that this piece of her history lives on in my home and in my heart!
Thanks for letting me go all weepy on you today at the Fence,
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And I’m joining in the Entryway and Living Room parties here…