Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Before the drywall was hung..
The idea of writing on the wood frame of your house (thank you bloggers) prior to drywall is one that I knew I would want to do. Some used scripts from the bible or famous quotes to mark their homes. I had plenty of time to think about what I would put down for my daughters and husband. To be honest I couldn't wait for the meeting and once we were upstairs I couldn't wait for it to be over so I could share with my husband.
Our PM was nice enough to let us close/lock the house after we were done so that we could share this moment together in our house. My husband sometimes finds my ideas cheesy but I was pleasantly surprised that he really liked the idea of marking something for our family.
When my daughters were born and I held them for the first time, I experienced actual magic. My daughters are incredible little people and I know as a mommy that I have been blessed with amazing love from them both. My husband and I are just head over heels for our daughters. This will not be our first house but it will be our first home with our kids. I had no doubt what I would write on the walls of their bedrooms.
When my first daughter was fussy I would sing to her the mommy favorite. "You are my sunshine.."
To this day if she is upset not only will she ask me to sing it to her but she will sing with me. So on the bedroom wall of my very first baby.. our favorite song and a Sweet dreams blessing from her mommy and daddy.
Our second daughter is just as amazing but in her very own little way. My baby, my love and the one that taught me so many things. Our favorite song came about in a different way. In the hospital during her seizures it was hard to soothe her to sleep. I tried a couple of different songs but the one that worked for her was a classic from the Disney movie Dumbo. You can read about her story here and here..
"Baby mine, don't you cry. Baby mine dry your eyes. Rest your head close to my heart, never to part. Baby of mine..." and so for her...
Last but not least.. I kept the quote for our bedroom a secret from my husband until the last minute. I think it can be hard to find something that sums up your love and life in marriage. I have hundreds of qoutes that I could have used but there was one that I heard last week and I knew immediatly it was the one. My husband is so supportive and amazing and so for us and our bedroom..
My favorite line from a favorite movie...The Notebook.
"If your a bird, then I am a bird. I am whatever you are..."
Thank you to all the building bloggers who gave this idea. It was so nice to have the "house" to ourselves and to do something with such emotion. It is covered now with drywall but we will know it is always there as a part of our home...