"Train up a child in the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
There's a spot in our living room that serves as a gathering place for when we are packing up items that we don't want to forget. Many years ago, my children would place their backpacks in this room each night, so we could quickly locate them in the morning. As they grew older, athletic bags with clean uniforms and socks would frequently occupy this space. When the dancer entered into the picture, her "rack and roll" would be set up in this room as she could take inventory and ensure that she had every required costume, shoe, and hair piece. As we prepared for vacations, suitcases, coolers, and beach toys would often be stored in this location. When each child prepared to go to college, this area also served as a holding place as we would frequently check items off the packing list. Before our son's wedding, this room was the designated location for tuxedos and dresses to hang and not get wrinkled. And last spring, this room held items as we prepared for our first baby shower for our future granddaughter. It is amazing the amount of precious memories this little room has seen!