Thursday, November 13, 2008

Home is Where You Hang Your Heart

Once a long time ago, I was Goodwill shopping with my kids.
My young son, DJ, picked up this wreath and said I should buy it.

At the time I was looking for flat things to hang in our small entryway.
It was perfect.
When we moved I hung it in the washroom for years.
DJ, now a grown up, told me I don't have to keep it just because he picked it out.
It would be ok to pass it on (donate to Goodwill).
But I'm not ready yet.
It will hang in our washroom here (maybe after I hose it off:),
and I will remember the little boy that found it,
and how true the saying is.
Home IS where you hang your heart.

{thanks for the little reminder:}

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30 comments:

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

That's cute that he said that :) ♥ Hugs!

Julie said...

That kindness to your son will NEVER be forgotten. What a sweet thing to do. Home, for sure, is where you hang your heart. Julie

Dianne said...

How sweet! I don't think I could part with it either.

Carrie said...

Do hold on to it...It's a lovely momento of your dear son.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I don't blame you for wanting to hang on to it. Somethings are way too priceless to give away. You are a good Momma.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ha!!! I love this. And for the fact I still have something our own son found at a flea market and he told me "Mom, you really NEED this". It was a collector's plate from GWTW. Now they're selling for a goodly price...I got it for a couple of bucks...but, like you say....it's the little boy that found it for mom.


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Happy weekend!

Melissa Wertz said...

Awww! That is so precious! I would keep it forever too!

hip chick said...

Oh, what a sweet post. I would leave it hanging also.

Lady Katherine said...

That is just too sweet, I never take it down!

Mrs. Miles said...

LEAVE IT - thats my vote

you can always 'rework it too' tho to fit in with your decor, just some paint and it would match.

Barring that, I always tell folks, if you HAVE to give it away or lose it at some point, take a PHOTO of it then make a scrapbook page with journalling to preserve the memory.

thanks for sharing!

onlymehere said...

It's all the more precious bz he picked it out! I have decorations that I've had for 30 years since I moved from home but they mean something to me and I keep them! They may not be the trendiest but I still like them so I keep them!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a sweet story.

Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed your sweet story.

Linda C said...

So cool! Things specially picked out by our children are priceless. I love the sentiment you added also.
Linda C

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

The saying is so true. I know I'd have to keep it.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Lovely post title and such a aweet story...

Michelle said...

How sweet. I've always loved that saying. It's certainly very true. :)

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I don't like to get rid of things like that with sentimental value. I just keep moving them from room to room for years!

Scrapdolly said...

Gorgeous wreatha nd great show and tell

Carrie said...

Carla,
Thank you, thank you, for your lovely comments on my nativity blog posts. Do come back for my upcoming posts,
All the best to you and family this holiday season,
Carrie

DP Nguyen said...

That's a very cool wreath!

Melinda said...

What a sweet post. That is the perfect example of our hearts at home.

Susie Homemaker said...

AAWWW! I'm misty...how sweet of him...and you for hanging onto it...I would too!

Blessings,
Susie

RhondaLue said...

your so nice to keep it that long. Some things just are memories we don't want to let go of! I totally am with you there!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Sweet story about DJ! I think he made a great choice, and I would keep it too!

Katherine

char72 said...

Sentimental things are the best. Do you remember commenting on my S & T with the poll on where to hang the fork chandy? You suggested that I left out the category to move it around. Guess what. You were right. I have already moved it to another place. I should have thought of that.
Charlotte

Lisa Ann said...

That is very cute.

Kelli said...

That is precious, Carla! I would keep it forever!
~Kelli

ivoryspring said...

What a cute wreath - thanks for showing it to us. I love the birds.

Lisa said...

HeeHee! I love Goodwill!
We finally got one in our small town last year!
The hanging is nice...and yes, it's nice to have a reminder.