Sunday, June 4, 2017

Every Step is an Heirloom


Maybe I'm the only one that stashes away clothes here and there that my kids wore when they were tiny so that when they're older and having their own babies they can pull those clothes out and reminisce on the days of yore.  Just me?  Can't be true.  I know you do it.

When I first had Remee I was actually kinda bummed that my parents didn't keep a single item of clothing that I wore when I was a baby as to pass it down to my own kids.  Then I remembered I was born in the late 80's...not great in the fashion department if you know what I mean.  Still, I thought about that a lot as Remee grew.  What would I keep for her so that she could dress her own babies in the same thing.  Now I'm more like a packrat and keep things here and there that are in good shape that have been favorites for each of the girls.  One child has a ton of swimsuits, another might have more onsies and hats.  But Daisy...she has moccs.



Daisy is my last little baby.  So naturally I've spoiled her silly in every shape and form.  I've nursed her the longest...ok that was Daisy's fault though.  I buy her more expensive clothes, she got a top of the line car seat, and lastly she's been the only babe of mine to sport Freshly Picked moccasins.  I just can't help myself.  Her tiny little feet in those adorable shoes...I mean can you blame me? NO!! There's no doubt that they'll stand the test of time.  They'll hold up even after she's run them to the ground.  When she grows out of them they'll hold tiny imprints of her feet...and ,aybe a tiny piece pf my heart. Awwww.

But if I'm being honest, yes their cute, but these little moccasins hold so much more than that for me. These little shoes are what I'm choosing to pass down to my grandkids when Daisy has her own babes.  They're what I'll gift her when she's pregnant and I'll hold those little moccasins in my hands and shed tears remembering so many beautiful and precious moments that I hold so dear of my Daisy.  I'll remember they were the first shoes she ever wore just months after being born.  They're the shoes she wore in our first family pictures.  She sported them in so many of her monthly picture updates and I'm sure they'll be the shoes she's wearing when she takes her first few steps.

Kids get older so fast.  It's like lightening speed fast.  So holding on to things here and there that bring back fond memories of younger years is a must.  Within months Daisy will grow out of her clothes and shoes and I'll pack away a few of them with tears in my eyes knowing there's nothing I can do to slow time down.  All I can do is hold on to the items that give me a glimpse back into the years when she was small, always wanted momma, and got into everything and anything...including her moccs.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finnley was given a bracelet from my sister's while she was in the NICU, & wore it past her first birthday. So, I got her another one... I'm planning on always having a new bracelet for her, then keeping them to pass down to her babies ❤️

Bekah Smith said...

So sweet! I hang on to lots of things too, but definitely their little hats :-) also, I do chatbooks frequently for all of our photos!!!

Kandice said...

My 3 year old son has a few pairs of Freshly Picked moccs that we are definitely saving as heirlooms and his baby clothes that I love and are sentimental are in a tote to be made into a quilt. I'm also saving special stuffed animals that he has. My daughter just turned 1 and I have a tote of her clothes so far to do the same with, maybe use both of their clothes to make one special mama's quilt that I can snuggle up with when they are grown and have moved out.�� I have loved the Freshly Picked moccs for my son but now with a single income household, I haven't been able to buy the moccs yet. And I really want some as she is starting to walk and I need those little footprints on the bottoms!

Ali Beeson said...

I am the exact same way! Freshly picked moccs are my go to keep sake! And I love having a beautiful dress to hold onto for them!

tricia boulton said...

I am still trying to decide what to save an a heirloom for my kiddies. I have decided to make chat books of all their doodles and drawings as a way to remember what they were doing at each age. My other heirloom is the kids blessing outfit. It was the same one my hubby was blessed in and I want to keep that tradition going.

m & k said...

I love heirloom items! I have my first outfit, some shoes & my first swimming suit from when I was a babe & wish my baby boy could wear some of my husband's items! But.. sixth kid his mom gave up haha. I want to keep some of the momentous things like his first outfit, some bow ties, a pair of shoes so maybe his wife will appreciate them! I know I would!

Kaitlinrrn said...

My daughters "coming home" outfit, that was also my "coming home" outfit as a newborn! It's a 2 piece white summer outfit with Ruffles and pink floral accents.

hAha said...

My little sweeties' (all almost 4 of them) blessing outfits. Such sweet and special days to remember.

Andrea said...

I would love to save somthing but honestly I am one of those people that throws everything away! Haha I have a journal that I write to each of my kids in and I plan on giving it to them when they are older, but maybe I need to start saving their shoes and favorite outfits too.

Marissa Glover said...

I keep special heirlooms like blessing dresses/outfits and the quilts I make special for my babies. The only heirloom my mother kept wasn't blessing dress. I love holding onto special items. And we are a massive fan of Mocs. Although I don't have any FP yet!!