Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Room with a View

Miracles happen. And when they do, we must record them, no matter how small. This is a miracle.


340 days out of the year, you can't get in the door of this room. But today, it is picture perfect and completely organized (except for the window covering -- which is currently under construction.) I didn't have a thing to do with it either, which makes it even more of a miracle. It brings a smile to my face to know that my daughter can organize herself when she wants to. Sometimes as a mother, you wonder about these things -- if anything that you say or do is sinking in.

On days like this, I want to sit in this room all day and remember the little girl who used to occupy it. Back then there were Polly Pocket dolls and books on the floor. There was a little trundle bed covered with stuffed animals. I miss that little girl and the songs that we used to sing in her bed at night. Now a big girl occupies this room. It is the same girl -- but the newer version sings a different tune. This girl loves cosmetics, and jewelry, and boys (which is a little alarming at times).

I love being a Mother to this girl. I love her even more now than I did the day she was born.

7 comments:

Nanette said...

She really is gorgeous, you have so much to be proud of. Teenage girls are a mystery and a marvel- I have such a large place in my heart for the young women. You are so lucky, you have one of your very own!
Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments you have left on my blog, they mean a lot to me.

Angie said...

OMG, Crystal! Both Claire and her room are beautiful! :)

Jenni said...

wow, beautiful bedroom, even more beautiful of a daughter!

i got very teary eyed reading this, i know lola is little now, but know she will soon be a teenager before i even blink my eyes and it will be me reflecting back...(deep breath)

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I love the chandelier! I have been trying to talk my hubby into one for our bedroom. Maybe if I show him this picture it will convince him that they are wonderful!

Kara and Chant said...

She is a beautiful girl! And her room is just amazing! Oh, I cannot get over how beautifully decorated her room is. Love it!

Leslie Nan said...

made me cry....being a mom of little girls is such a treat...but even more sweet when they are you realize they are your best friends! Thanks for sharing your sentiments :) I miss you and your family.

Leslie Nan said...

sheesh---i thought i proof read my comment before hitting "publish"...should read: but even more sweet when you realize they are your best friends!-----