Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Empty Room...

I hope you're having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!  As I visited several blogs today, I discovered that the yucky cold/sinus stuff that's hit my house is getting folks down all over the country.  I hope it's just a last swipe of winter, because...

It certainly feels like spring today.  The sun is shining brightly, there's a crisp breeze, and the birds are singing and building nests!  Beautiful!

I have an empty room in my house.  Number one son, MJ, has moved to Boise.  The offer came unexpectedly, and even though he's been sick he jumped at the chance.  He's renting a room from a friend, her two sisters, and her two little Boston Terriers, Milo and Pete!  Thankfully, he has an amazing group of friends.  They showed up with two trucks, and did almost all of the loading and unloading.  He's pretty much settled in.

Now, what to do with the room.  I had all kinds of ideas before he moved, but last night I just sat in his room in the leather chair he decided to leave behind.  I let my mind wander back over the years.  What a blessing MJ has been in my life... in our lives!  I know many people who just couldn't take one more minute with their children, and were so happy to see them gone.  I am happy to see him take this next step on his life's journey, but I would have been just as happy for him to stay a bit longer.  That's because he's brought us so much joy!  He's got such a caring heart.  I can't wait to see where life takes him.

As for the room... I'm ready now to put it to use.  It will be a combo room for photo storage, art projects; crafts in progress, office, and if we can find a reasonably priced TV... a gaming room.  That way, when EJ has friends over or when MJ comes to visit, they'll have a place to hang out.  Change comes whether we're ready or not, but that's what makes life so interesting.  Embrace change!


Donna said...

Awww...make SURE to leave some sort of bed in there...he'll be Back!!Hahaa...
Get better soon sweetie!

Paula said...

How exciting for your son & for you...your a strong woman, I might of spent the day crying in that chair!! :)
But your right...we should embrace change!
have a great day & hope you feel better:)

Leann said...

This really hits home with me. Our oldest is moving to TX this summer. It's really hitting me hard, but it's as you said "time." TX is just sooo far away.

Can't wait to see what the room looks like.


BTW - I just became a follower!

LDH said...

Hi Nita! So nice to meet you! Lovely place you have here. Be Thou My Vision is the ring tone I have on my cell phone. My favorite hymn is Come Thou Fount but I really like this one too.

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

Nita Jo said...

Thanks for all the comments and for the new followers! I appreciate it so much!

As I've started moving stuff into my son's room, I've found it's smaller than it looked. Lol! I am going to have to alter my plans, but it's a lot of fun working with it. One of these days I'll have some pictures... it may take a while!