I was up in the attic looking for our baby gear when I looked around me and noticed I was surrounded by boxes and garbage bags full of little girl clothes.
The child in only 3!
If I keep this up, we'll be renting a storage space before she's 10!
I pride myself on my ability to get rid of stuff. One of my favorite activities is going through closets and purging. So what's my deal with Josie's clothes?!?!
I started buying little girl clothes the year after Andrew and I got married.
5 years before we actually had a daughter.
I wanted a little girl so bad. I just knew the day would come that each and every outfit I bought would be on my daughter. So I bought and I stored and when Josie came, she was set.
Add that to my obsession with buying things off season on clearance and we had a serious stockpile!
And as God works, she wore the same size for over a year so she actually did wear 99% of the things I had bought.
But of course that didn't stop any of us from buying her more cute clothes.
And when she out grew them, I just put them in boxes in the attic. Saving almost every one.
But I decided it was time to purge. I'm sure God has another little girl in our future, but she will just have to have new clothes.
I pulled out every box and spent hours sorting.
I kept anything sentimental or really nice, but made myself go through each pile 3 times to make sure I was only keeping the things I really wanted to.
It was fun to remember her wearing all those tiny outfits.
And at the end of the afternoon, I had narrowed it down to just a few boxes.
And the realization that the girl is more then set in the clothes department for this winter.
I started to load up the discards to sell, but God brought a family to mind from our church outreaches so I'm giving them all to their little girl.