Saturday, May 13, 2017

Time to let go

While I wouldn't call myself a hoarder, I do keep things.  Lots of things.  Some for sentimental reasons, some because they're useful.

Some because I just haven't found the right home for them, and they can't just be given away.

I've had my set of Anne of Green Gables books since I was a kid.  The first book came for my 9th birthday, and I accumulated the rest over the next few years with my allowance money.

I loved those books.  And they couldn't just go to the thrift store or get left in a free box.  They needed to go to someone who would also love them.

Last week in sewing class, one of the girls said she wished she could just be left alone to read, write, sew and pet her cat, and I knew I'd found the right person.  I checked with her mom to make sure she didn't already have them, and once that was confirmed, I dug them out and got them ready for their new home.

Hopefully Phoebe, and her younger sister, Hannah, will get as much enjoyment from these books as I did.

And it's good when the universe puts the right person in front of you know when it's time to let go.

4 comments:

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

That's so cool! I'm sure you've found the books a good home!

Anonymous said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean; I have a bunch of books in the same situation, and right now some 1950s electric trains.....it would be satisfying to get them into the hands of an appreciator.

ceci

Summer Flies said...

Lovely! Perfect!

Elizabeth said...

That sounds like a match made in heaven!