Good morning, and welcome to our very first View From My Porch weekly link up!
It was an agonizing decision as to what I would share with you all on this first post. Okay, maybe it wasn’t really agonizing, but it was hard! *grin*
I have a soft spot for old things that are tossed aside when they still have so much left to offer.
One of the items we inherited with this house is an old bench that sits just outside our front door. Though the back left leg is about two inches shorter than the other three, and it had that grayish color of neglect, something about it told a story.
It was just days after I gave it a fresh coat of bright yellow paint and propped up the back leg with a small piece of wood that I learned more of its history.
The original owner was a wonderfully sweet, elderly woman who was called home before we made our move into this house. For many, many years it sat on her front porch and saw the hustle and bustle of her family.
When I look at the bench I can imagine conversations and laughter over a cup of coffee, a father sitting there putting on his work boots, and the perfect spot for a moment of rest as a mom keeps up with an energetic toddler.
I wonder how many little boys have rolled and crashed their toy trucks over the edge just as Israel (21 months) does.
I wonder how many little girls have played tea party on it as our little girls have.
I enjoy thinking about all of the family and celebrations and life moments this old bench has witnessed over the years.
It has a lot of life left in it yet, and I am looking forward to adding our family’s history to what makes this old bench a little something special.
You’re turn! What is your view from your porch see?
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