Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Goodbye Old Swingset

Last week, after realizing our kids have outgrown their swingset, we gave it away to another family to enjoy.  There is a time to keep, and a time to give away. This old swingset served its purpose in our lives, so it was finally time to say goodbye.  

Now, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic as I look back on old pictures of our kids on their swingset. I remember we bought it for $25.00 at a garage sale in October 2000 (13 years ago). Our daughter was 2 years old. She loved to swing, just as most kids do. Then, the years went by and our son took his turn as well.

As I think about it, I don't really care much about the swingset. It was getting old, needed some work done to it, and was kind of just in the way most of the time. What I do care about is the TIME we have spent watching our kids play, learn and grow. Oh, the sweet memories...

Here are a few pictures to share...

2000 - Putting the swing set together

2000 - EL, Age 2

EL - Age 5

JJ - Age 8 months
JJ - Age 5

EL - Age 12
JJ - Age 8

2012 - JJ, Age 9

Ecclesiastes 3:1 - There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing. A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.


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