My Beautiful New Grandson

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Little Home Will Hold As Much Love As A Big One




I love this saying. I have used it often over the last few decades. (Ugh, did I say that??!) With a "little person" as a son, I think it fits just as well for people. A little heart can also hold as much love as a larger one. I am slowly turning my new place into my new home, starting with the bedrooms.

Everywhere my youngest goes he "adapts" to the things around them. Although many items in his room will need to be changed as he is NOT a baby anymore. *Sniff* He loves having things (in his words) "Just my size!" A nightstand cut down for a desk, a small blue dresser he can reach, curtains on rings he can open and close himself. So besides in his room, I have scaled down chairs for him inside and out.

I love the seasonal changes, and as the weather turns cooler, and nights become longer, the flicker of flameless candles add a comforting and safe light he loves. Warm flannel sheets, a cuddly fleece blanket, and quilts smoothed with a mother's loving hands are easy ways to welcome nighttime. I often make chamomile, or "sleepytime" tea as my oldest boys call it, add some honey and serve it in each child's special mug. A simple and inexpensive gesture even my eldest son still loves.

Thank you to my cousin who comes to visit and help me, I appreciate you SO much!! Thank you too for letting me use your camera! It has been AWFUL without one!






13 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys are adapting well. Everything sounds so sweet and cozy:) I am so happy for you guys!!!

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  2. Your home sounds perfectly loving, warm, and just the right size, Jody...how loved all your sons feel, I can just tell.

    Thanks for sharing a window into your lives...

    Julie

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  3. What a darling room and perfect to have everything in his reach, at least when he is Home he can feel all the comforts of Home oxox, Diane

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  4. I love the bedroom it looks great, Glad you were able to use your cousins camera. All the pictures look wonderful! Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  5. What a great room! It looks like a room for a very special boy!

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  6. It looks wonderful, you are making great progress! TFS

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  7. Aren't you the sweetest mom ever!

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  8. You did a wonderful job, and isn't it so great to have someone by your side who understands? You are truly blessed.

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  9. I love what you wrote today and that saying is one I am going to keep close to my heart. Your boy is very lucky indeed to have you as his Mom.

    xo
    Claudia

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  10. Oh Jody,
    I just LOVE THAT saying! How sweet! I'll have to remind my (adult) son that is moving back home of that!

    Bedroom looks great! I love how cozy it all looks! Ugh,,,,,Flannel sheets already? I cannot believe it,,,but I turned the darn HEAT on last night!

    Hugs, Love and Stay Cozy!
    Shell

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  11. I am so glad to see you are getting settled in your new home. I am sure it was hard for you and for them. That is great that you have adjusted the furniture for your little guy. I have watched every season of Little People Big World. I have seen how they must adapt to our world. Even when they built a deck it had to be to code and that wasn't safe for them. You are an awesome mom. :)
    Hugs,
    Heather

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  12. Oh to be able to decorate like this! What an adorable room for your son. Your tags and bracelet are also so very beautiful. In my next life I am coming back as a Pink Girl! I wanted to let you know that there is a very easy tutorial to follow to make the little black cats just a few pages back. Perhaps you can also look on my sidebar under Things You are Looking For, Vintage Crafts to get the quicker. Thank you so much for stopping by! Elizabeth

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  13. Sweet,sweet memories for your babies to have and to hold forever. What a good Mom you are, and the room is adorable. Have a good day, Pearl

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