Sunday, October 14, 2012

Box of Three


This plain wooden box may not 
look like much to you...


...but for years it has held some very
sweet memories - the sweetest in my life.

Here is a photo of it yesterday morning...



And then last night I spiffed it up 
in a meaningful way. Number 3.


Three is the number of children
I have been blessed with.

This plain little wooden box
bought years ago in a thrift store
for a couple of dollars...



...holds photos of the events
surrounding their births.

Me - out to HERE in a hospital gown.
Each one of my sweet loves
at their tiniest - in the hospital nursery
with tiny blackened soles of feet, 
or in a little white coming home outfit.

There are photos of smiling family 
and friends holding each one, 
a little white with pink birthday cake,
and small siblings carefully 
holding their newest ally.

This past June, it was on the 
right side of the top shelf.
Plain. When I bought it, it
was raw oak. I painted it black.
Then I painted it white. It was
years ago. I've done nothing
else to it until yesterday.


I love this box of three.
The outside is fine, but mostly,
I love what is kept inside the box.

It has been my tradition
to look at the photos on 
each child's birthday.

I remember. 
I thank God... 
for letting me be their mother.

Word for the Day:
Philippians 1:2-3
Grace and peace to you 
from God our Father 
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you. 


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11 comments:

Mumma Shirl said...

This post brought a tear to my eye what a lovely keepsake box and what lovely memories it contains.

Shirley

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Aw! I want a box to hold my babies pictures... that is it. I'm searching for one now. I've recently been going through our photos and found some really cute ones. I found some Halloween pictures, when they were young and have displayed them.
I also found pictures of them looking so sweet in their toddler years. Now I have proof that my grandchildren look like our side of the family!
--this box of yours is precious. Mine should have a 4 on it. :)
Pat

Art and Sand said...

I love numbers so just seeing the number 3 caught my attention. Then, reading about your precious keepsakes was touching. It is the little things that are so important.

Anne said...

What a beautiful keepsake! I too am very thankful for my one and only.She is my only blessing.I lost one before her.But I know that little one is in a better place and someday we will meet.
xx
Anne

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

lovely tradition!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I have a box of three, too. I loved your beautiful words this morning about your wonderful box of memories.
xo, Tina

Sandra said...

Revi how wonderful your post!! I enjoyed your trip through memory lane.
Love from Sunny South Africa

~ Liz ~ said...

Pouring over old photos is one of my great joys. Love the idea of a special box to hold favored treasures and bringing them out to celebrate once a year. Nice!
Liz

Pamela said...

Revi those are fabulous. Ii also enjoy looking thru old photos. I kinda hate that these days photos are all on the computer. Thanx for sharing at THT!

Jann Olson said...

I too love your box of three Revi. Every now and then a sit down and look at old photos is a must. Memories of my children growing up are among my greatest treasures! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The box is wonderful - and I really like your tradition! Inspiring, I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy