Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bins of Memories

We have been "spring cleaning" here in preparation for our first ever rummage sale in early May.  After we had Lydia, I went through all of our boy clothes and donated bags of clothes ... admittedly, lots of bags.  And, admittedly, we still had a lot of stuff left ... little outfits, clothing and shoes that I was too emotionally attached to and thus I just couldn't part with yet.  We had BINS of stuff left (I guess the boys had a fairly decent wardrobe as babies and tots!).

These past couple of months, I have been going through the leftover bins and preparing for our first ever rummage sale where I will try to detach my memories of the boys as babies and little boys from these bins of clothes (another admission, there are bins to the side and behind these as well).
Yes, there are some things I still cannot part with.
And, I've debated posting this, but in full disclosure, we are going to do the rummage sale as an adoption fundraiser, putting the proceeds toward bringing China Girl home and her related medical expenses (yes, adoption is crazy expensive!).  If anyone else is doing any spring cleaning and has any items they'd like to donate to the rummage sale, you know where to find us! 

Every day, we are feeling that China Girl is out there, and we are just waiting for that day when we get "the call" and get to see her precious face.
Hey Little Sis, we're waiting for you!


Kim said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog;) I wouldn't have found you otherwise;) I might have some contributions...I'll see if I can start sortin';)

Nikki said...

Identifying with your sentimental heart, sending big hugs, and praying for our little China girl. We love you guys and are so excited about the day you get that call and the someday after that when you'll cradle her in your arms and bring her home. XO

Amy said...

Yup, I can definitely relate! Which is why my house overflows with clothes. :( But we have discussed that already.

I love the fabric on Lydia's dress! My camera strap cover matches it. Is that what you had a mei tai made out of too?

~ Amy

Nichole said...

Just can't believe how big Lydia is! I don't know if I have anything fun to donate to your rummage sale, but if I find anything of value, I will get it down to you, okay? Have a beautiful Lord's Day, Heather!