Sailor is really starting to like the rocking chair that is in her room. She climbs up in it, and rocks back and forth saying "weeee".
She doesn't know this but her new favorite chair is a very special family heirloom.
Sterling's grandmother Leola got this beautiful chair when she had her first child, Carla. Carla is Sterling's mother and Sailor's grandma. Leola told me she rocked all four of her kids in this rocking chair. She told me how much she loved the chair and cross stitched the pretty flowers on the seat.
After all of the many years in the Mittelstadt home it made its way to the Morris house, where Carla rocked all of her babies. Including Sailor's dad Sterling, and his two sisters.
From the first time I rocked Sailor in it, it was hard not to think of all the hours it has rocked so many precious babies to sleep. I thought of all the pondering and praying that must have happened by Leola and Carla, and I can't help but think of all the tears that have been shed while sitting in this chair by both babies and their mothers.
When Sailor was more rock-able, I remember rocking her to sleep in the dead middle of the night. Even at my most tiring times, my eyes would fill with tears as I would thank Heavenly Father for allowing me to be her mother. I thought of and how lucky I am to be able to teach her and see her grow. I know I'm not the only mom who has cried in that rocking chair and thought the same things.
I was reminded of those feelings recently when Sailor allowed me to rock her to sleep a couple of weeks ago. As I patted her back, I could not believe how much love I have for her. I prayed again thanking Heavenly Father for trusting me to be her mommy.
The life of this rocking chair will never die! Maybe Sailor can rock her sweet babies in it someday.
Thank you Leola and Carla for allowing me to rock on. I love you both!
What is Sailor wearing?
Dress: Baby Gap