This old couch has seen some good days. It was one of our first purchases after moving out of our newlywed town home and into our first single family house in Golden Valley, Minnesota. All four kids have been nursed and cuddled on this couch. It has endured spills and spit up. Its cushions have been used for sitting and for building forts.This sofa has moved with us from Minnesota to San Diego to Minnesota and finally to Colorado. 
Twenty-eight years of memories are wrapped up in this couch.
 But it is time. Today we are getting a new one! It feels like Christmas. I even sat on the stairs waiting for the delivery guys. The new couch has taken the old one’s place. I have to say- I’m TOTALLY good with trading in the old with the new but I’ll definitely hold on to the memories. Tom is having a little more trouble. I think it has more to do with, “Replacing a perfectly good piece of furniture” than sentiment. 
But of course we haven’t completely let go. We are saving it- just in case one of our kids needs it. Who knows… maybe it will see another round of babies grow up. And why is a perfectly good piece of furniture!
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast?” Isaiah 49:15a
What piece of furniture hold fond memories for you? Do you still have it? 

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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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