If I would have designed the ideal mother-in-law before I got married, my flaws in thinking would have been revealed as I got to know my real-life mother-in-law. In fact, I don't even care for that term assigned to her because of the typically negative connotations associated with "in-law." She is truely a blessing and actually puts thought into how to bless me and Josh.
Well, one of the "perks" that comes with this family is the incredible talent that the girls have for decorating. Honestly. Their houses are amazing and look like magazines. Sheri has such a gift for putting together people's styles and turning it into their dreams and Kellie is one of the most creative people I know.
So...naturally, with kind talented family, most of the decor in my house is the responsibility of these two people. What paint to use. How to pick out coordinating things, what goes with what, etc.
Well, these two passed a new mark while I was away in Ethiopia. So here's the background: Because of lack of storage and its unoccupied state, the nursery had pretty much been abandoned since the boys vacated it in December. I had managed to put clean sheets on the crib for one of the babies and find a three-dollar porta-crib at a garage sale to sleep the other baby. The walls remained untouched and decorations were non-existent. I consoled myself with the fact that "I never spend time in there anyways...all they do is sleep...I have other things to do and I can't get to this room..."and on and on.
Well, we stopped by the house on the way from the airport before going to mom-in-law's house to spend the day with Kellie. After many attempts by Josh (who was in on the scheme) to convince me that Noah needed a tour of the house (why in the world would Noah need a tour of the house???), they became impatient and dragged me to a newly decorated nursery.
Let's just say I didn't know how much it would mean to me to have a nice room to put the boys in. Instead of avoiding the room, I now see how many thing I can put in there which will make me use it more (changing table, diaper bag storage, etc).
I love it and love the kind thoughts behind it. It was a wonderful gift...thank you!