Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Bed - SOLC #14

After many months
of pondering, researching,
and "test-driving"
we finally made a decision
to get a new mattress.

Seems simple, right?
Not so much.

For our wedding present
almost 28 years ago
my dad lovingly
constructed, sanded,
and stained a headboard and
footboard for our bed.

This heirloom
is not only precious
for the love poured into it
but for the timeless beauty
I see every time I
walk into our room.

But it's queen size
and hoping for more restful
and prolonged sleep,
the decision was to have more room
so king was the choice

Today was the day the mattress
and new headboard were delivered.
It looks fabulous
but there is a part of me
that knows the headboard
so lovingly created all those
years ago and now residing
down the hall
will miss me as much as I miss it.

Hoping for sweet dreams
in our new bed tonight,
but will probably be
dreaming of the sweet bed
made so many years ago.

 Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for hosting us again for the Slice of Life Challenge.  Head on over there to find out what other "slicers" have to say each and every day.


  1. What a lovely gift for you and your husband, and what a lovely tribute to it in the form of poetry. Perhaps you can nap in the guest room once in a while. :)

  2. Change does happen, and needs to, but as we know, it's not always simple & easy, is it? I love that you did get a new mattress so you can have a good night's sleep. Perhaps you can use your father's head & footboard in a lovely guest room? And, I love that you captured this transition in a poem, Karen. Very nice!

  3. What a beautiful gift. I completely understand - we have a king after having a queen for many years and just love the king. (The mattress is horrid - but that's another story.) Sweet dreams!

  4. Amazing how much of life can reside in a piece of furniture. A loving dad. Twenty-eight years of memories. Hope you sleep well in the new bed tonight.

  5. I'm glad you've only had to move your wonderful gift down the hall. Your dad sounds like a man of many talents. It's hard to move things with sentimental value. Our house is full of items which should be replaced, but just hold too many stories. I hope you like your new bed. :o)

  6. Enjoy the new bed! I like how you structure this poem with the gift leading you to a strong, new future.

  7. Maybe you're still snoozing in that great big grand bed! Missed your slices this week...hope all is well.

    Also, I want you to know these bittersweet slices rank as some of my favorite. Why is it life is always about pairing a hello and goodbye?