– by Mary May Larmoyeux – My husband, Jim, and I have several rocking chairs, but my favorite is the one that I rocked our children in, and then the grandchildren. It’s made of heavy wood, I think oak, and I actually paid one dollar for it decades ago at an auction. It was probably the best buy I ever made! And it holds so many memories!
Sandra Marshall understands why a rocking chair can be far more than furniture. Here’s what she said about her favorite rocking chair:
I’m moving to my new smaller home today. Some of this stuff just has to be left behind because it won’t fit. I’ll take this rocking chair though. It has scars on the back from the kitten’s claws and teeth marks on the arm from my grandson. I need it.
The rocking chair has given me a place to rest so many times—early morning devotions, late night teething sessions, Sunday afternoon visits with my grandmother, and watching sunsets all alone after my husband died.
Over and over again, God has wrapped His arms around me and rocked me gently to a realization that wherever I am in the world, He is with me and He is enough.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is especially meaningful to you? What memories does it bring to your mind?
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Check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart. It’s filled with creative ways that grandparents near and far can connect with their grandchildren every month. Written by a USA Teacher of the Year, Nancy Downing, and Mary Larmoyeux, a writer for FamilyLife, paper and electronic versions are available. (Great for parents, aunts and uncles, too!)