My husband must have seen one of these apparatus at the park, similar to the one he was building in our back yard for our children. The equipment at the park was made from metal pipe, and he had to discover a different way to create one for us.
He carefully cut two identical half circles for the rockers from a large piece of plywood with a height of about 15 inches off from the ground. Then he attached a piece of plywood across them making a solid platform and then he nailed it securely.
Finally in the middle, he fastened two handle bars spaced a foot or so apart for us to hold on to ffor balance. Putting one foot behind us the thing would swing and sway nicely.
This contraption could rock with two to four persons, or even one. It was fun, a safe and relaxing piece of equipment with its soothing motion for the children and also for me.
At that time, I was a very young inexperienced mother, and the stress of life with three young children would often get to me. While the children were napping, I would retreat to the rocking platform and sing, pray and sway the blues away.
If you own a rocking chair, or a porch swing, that would probably be a good substitute.
There is just something about the rocking back and forth that is comforting and calming.
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We have seen pictures of Jesus holding a child in His arms. And I wonder if he isn’t soothingly and quietly rocking those babies.
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Do you wonder that God might have a rocking chair in Heaven?
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