When is it time to start creating a child's bedroom in an adoption?
I have not been working on the nursery.
And it's not because I don't want to work on it, because I do. At least, I think I do. Maybe. I think my biggest hesitation is related to quiet fear and nagging doubt. Right now, we have a cozy guest room/office and our bedroom, complete, decorated, and serving their respective purposes. Will an empty room, ready for a baby, make me sad when I walk by? Or will I be excited to see this physical reminder of the adoption process in our home?
I think I am going to start soon. I will start moving around furniture at least. This will be my Christmas gift to myself, to allow myself to shift furniture and let the reality of our adventure to parenthood become a bit more real. I will dream a little more, prepare a little more, and make a little more room in my heart (and home) for our first child. I will make a little more room for hope.
But, while we are still in the dreaming stage, I'll share some inspiration I have found for the walls (all from my pinterest boards).
Want to see all the nursery plans? Here is some tree art for the room and here are some early thoughts on possibilities.
April 30, 2017 Prayer Note
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