Saturday, January 10, 2009

Emotional Wreck

For anybody who has ever met me (it doesn't take long) you know that I am an emotional train wreck. I have proved it again today. Let me tell you a story. My family had an entertainment center growing up. I don't know when they bought it but I don't really remember anything but this. I have lots of memories of it and always thinking it was just beautiful and tasteful. Seriously even as a kid I remember feeling good closing the TV cabinet on a Sunday afternoon and playing church music. I was thrilled when Brent and I got it after my parents got a new TV. It was our only real nice furniture and I was so grateful. (I'm not making this up guys.) Brent's been wanting a new panel TV but I told him we don't want to get a new Entertainment Center (I capitalize the words b/c its like a member of the family). Well, he talked me into it. I tried to give it to all my siblings, thinking of course they would want it and they all said no. I thought that was odd but we sold it on Craig's list anyway. I didn't forsee it but I balled like a baby. Last night before they picked it up I woke up at 3:30 and was just worried sick about the type of home it would go to. I was so sad that the man came early to pick it up and I wasn't there to see it leave. I didn't get to judge him or tell him how important it was to me. I balled. I couldn't believe it and neither could Brent. Emotional train wreck proof number 357621. Behold our good times.

Oh new TV stand....how will you ever compare?

Becoming a member of the family is a tall act to follow.

7 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh Natalie. We are too alike in this way. What an affliction to love an inanimate object so much. I'm emailing you a story about my heartache over a desk my dad made me. Still makes me sad...

But your new set up does look pretty amazing!

grandma jan said...

Oh sweetheart, you took pictures so therefore you will always remember it. Don't ball. Carry on. Love your new TV and stand and make more memories!!!
Love, mom

erin said...

Sorry about the loss of the Entertainment Center. That is a nice t.v., but the new e.c. is no match for the old one.

Rachel said...

Don't tell me you forgot about our old TV that sat on the floor! Remember that little bitty remote control that we would have to use the black tape on to keep the batteries in? It makes me cry to think that you have forgotten about that most beloved piece of technology!

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

I feel the same way! Remember my blue couch from college? It's in our basement covered in boxes...I can't let go! BUT your new console is great! That's almost exactly what I want to get for our TV.

Jess said...

Your tribute to the Entertainment Center was touching. I feel like I knew it. It will be missed.

jellostone said...

Oh my goodness Natalie I love you!!! I must say I know what you feel like. My mom wanted to get rid of our steak knives that we have had for as long as I can remember. I was amazed at how defensive I was toward those dear little knives! I'm sorry about your loss, but Entertainment Center will be taken care of. Show TV Stand a little mercy though! I'm sure he deserves the same amount of love and affection! :)
-Jessica