Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Jude's Chest



On Black Friday, we did our little part to help boost the economy.  A little before dinner time, we ventured out to make a purchase we had been planning for a while.  Our intention had been to buy a trunk...a nice piece of furniture in which we could store Jude's things.  We found what we had been looking for...only better.  We bought a pretty chest with a padded seat that can be used as a bench.  Now, I just need to find the right fabric to reupholster the seat.

In this chest, we can store Jude's stuffed animals and blankets...as well as keep in one place all the cards we received, the newspapers, the books, and anything else we would like to access easily.  There are so many meaningful things that we want to keep out...yet safe.  And, on that bench in the corner of our bedroom, we can spend time reading, praying, thinking, or even just remembering.  We have so many sweet memories, and I am glad for a physical place to keep them all together.  

6 comments:

amyfaith said...

Praying for sweet quiet time on your bench. prayers & love continue from colorado

tasha said...

what a wonderful, beautiful idea, mandy. so glad you found that bench -i'm sure it will get a lot of good, loving use.
we continue to pray for all of you, share jude's story and think of you everyday.

KristinMiller said...

Mandy, what a great idea. I love the reupholster idea. That's something that you can re-do every so often as your style changes. Shane and I have been thinking about you guys a ton, and hope that you're doing well. Love from Colorado too!

Jen said...

How wonderful. You guys are so thoughtful. What a pair!!

Ruby Jean said...

I feel like we have so much in common right now! My father in law is building Ruby a cedar chest for all her things. And I just read your Christmas traditions and we just started the "christmas book for every night". It helps the boys count down! I am praying for you and your family during this holiday season!

Kelly H. said...

this is BEAUTIFUL! i love that you have a special place and piece to remember Jude. praying. xoxoxo

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