Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Treasure + Rocking Chair Repair

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Hey y'all! I hope you are having a great week so far! Back in February, I shared my one word for 2020. My word for the year is treasure:

treasure | trea·​sure | \ ˈtre-zhər
verb: to hold or keep as precious

So, what does the word treasure mean for me this year? Right now, it means being intentional in my relationships, especially with my husband and my family. Finding treasure in moments and experiences with the people I love. It also means treasuring things of lasting value, not fleeting things that only bring temporary happiness. Treasuring God's word by reading through the Bible this year and ultimately, knowing that all of my true treasure and worth is found in my relationship with God. I'm really excited about what He is going to continue to do in my life this year!

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 ESV

I'll do a full a recap of my one word at the end of the year (because wow, what a year to choose this word). But, what my heart is treasuring is definitely different these days. I'm holding things that don't really hold any value much more loosely. However, some material objects are worthy of treasuring. The things that hold meaning and special memories; those are the ones to treasure! I was recently reminded of one of those items when my girls brought down this little rocking chair, pictured below:

This rocking chair has been living in Julianna's room since she was born. It's an item that I truly treasure! When I was pregnant with her, it was one of the first pieces that I put in her nursery. This chair was handmade, back before I was even born. I grew up with this chair. I remember it in every bedroom that I ever had. I remember it being the spot where my giant Ragedy Ann doll sat. I used these chair in so much pretend play and even as a teenager, it remained in my bedroom. It's just a really special item so when the girls brought it downstairs that day, with a piece broken off, I was definitely frustrated. However, they did attempt to fix it for me... with hot glue. Needless to say, it didn't work. But, I couldn't really be mad because they broke it playing together and making memories of their own.

When Josh came home from work, he looked it over and ultimately decided he couldn't fix it. I'm not sure if before that moment he really understood just how special this chair was to me. He asked if I wanted to get it fixed, which he soon decided was a dumb question, lol. Josh called one of his engineer friends, Brad, from work, who has his own YouTube channel called DIY Woodn't You. On his channel, he takes on various DIY projects and takes us along for the journey. Brad agreed to take on my broken chair as his next project and documented the process in this video:

Doesn't Brad make this repair look so easy?! I am so grateful that he repaired my little handmade rocking chair! Be sure to subscribe to his channel for more DIY adventures.

When I was taking the photo below, proudly beside my beloved chair, my girls laughed at me. They asked why I was posing beside of a chair, haha. I mean, they have seen me do much stranger things for Instagram/blogging. I told them I was smiling with my chair because Brad fixed what they broke and I was proud of this little treasure of mine. More memories with this chair are sure to come!

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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