At this point in the process, I feel like I'm holding my breath and I'm about to turn blue. I just need to breathe... in, out, in, out... and try harder to trust that the Lord's plan for Isabella's homecoming is best. Lord, help my heart to relax. Help me to breathe again as I surrender to your amazing plan.
To my surprise, the "nesting instinct" has appeared with a vengeance. We completely re-did my youngest son's closet and re-organized his room. All of the too-small clothes have found a new home at my nephew's house. Every last toy and book has its own special place. His room is decked out in a Pottery Barn surfer theme, complete with a real surfboard on the wall. It feels great to have his room super organized.
Instead of having the boys share a room when Isabella comes home, my oldest son decided that he'd like to move into what we were using as the playroom. We agreed and set to work. The four of us painted, organized and decorated his room this week. I'll post some pictures below of the 5 day process start to finish. I won his Pottery Barn quilt and bedding in an auction. Woohoo! We still have a few more things to finish~ like his window treatment and Kirk is building out a desk to install under his loft bed. It will be a great place for homework and a place to display some of his favorite latest-and-greatest Lego creations.
Primer time~ "Mom, we have work to do. Put the camera DOWN!"
First coat of blue~ Yikes! Too electric! Well, back to Home Depot to make it darker!
Ah, just the right shade~ just like in the magazine.
Finished product! Now we have an empty bedroom upstairs, which will someday be Isabella's room. I have always said that I would never start her nursery until we are safely out of PGN~ but guess what? Someone from church dropped off a fully-assembled, beautiful, white crib today on our front porch. It's currently sitting in my living room, of all places. Talk about an "elephant" in the room! Things are happening a little faster than I am ready to process. I want to guard my heart BIG time, but at the same time I want to be excited about Isabella's homecoming.
O.K... breathe... in, out.