I love this room - the sun lightens it all day long - each window taking a turn. I can't wait to unpack the boxes and hit up yard sales to furnish it - decorate it - make memories and teach. I want it ready now - but I am fighting the "want it now" urge - I am giving myself the gift of time. I am teaching myself and my family to enjoy the process. This deliberate act does not come naturally to me but I am achieving it (with many sighs, and overwhelming thoughts) but it is working and I am happier for it - we all are. The little ones do not need a perfectly set up house - what they need is a Mama who is happy and not chasing after the next box to unpack and for that say "There's No Place Like OM." The place where I go when the perfectionist in me wants it all done and time and little ones stand in the way."
To that end I add a corner in my home that makes me very happy. My Mother gave me this beautiful wicker plant stand that once belonged to her Grandmother. I filled it with lavender and sometimes when I walk by I pick some pieces off and I take in the lovely scent - a gentle reminder that life is good.