“We shape our dwellings, and
afterwards our dwellings shape us.”
-Sir Winston Churchill
The construction is done in our little one’s room, so I’ll start caulking and painting today.
I walked in there yesterday afternoon…just to sweep and dream for a bit.
I think I swept more dreams than dust. 😉
It’s in those moments that I can really feel the future of this space.
We haven’t received the invitation to travel this month, so it’s looking more and more like we’ll be bonding with our babe in February or March.
Truth be told, I’ve never felt like it was going to be January.
I’ve always felt late February.
Secret be told, my Grandma showed me February 26 in a dream last year. She held out her tiny, old wristwatch (which I still have) and there it was, clear as a bell, engraved onto the back side: 2-26.
The morning after I had the dream, I got up and went straight for the watch.
Hmmmmmm? Could it be the day? The day we’re officially matched with our boy? The day that we travel to Haiti?
Feels weird to type that out loud, but who knows, right?
Shaping dwellings is my passion, but when I stand in his room, I can feel my passion aligning with a Purpose…no matter which pillows and paint colors I choose. 🙂
PS- For those wondering, the old shutter doors are 100% sealed (multiple times) and 100% chip-proof thanks to a product called Peel Stop. Once they had fully cured, Brian the Carpenter found it difficult to even scrape off a small section of the surface with his (very sharp) utility knife so that he could install the hinges. Peel Stop creates a very hard and protective surface, so I feel very comfortable about the everyday handling, and opening & closing of these doors. 🙂
Gosh, what a beautiful space. You’ll have time to start filling it and nesting a bit before your big day. Can you tell me which organization you went through. As we near the close (God willing) of our foster care adoption we have eyes on Haiti. I have long been drawn to this country for international adoption but without an agency referral I feel a bit lost. Thank you!
Layla, what happens after you meet him? Do you get to bring home soon afterwards?
You find the coolest products! I soooo needed Peel Stop last year.
Such a beautiful post! I can feel your joy in England! With every best wish for the coming months xx
Best post ever!!! I just had a very similar experience and this gave me goosebumps!!! It also made me a little sad – my father passed away unexpectedly on February 27th, 2013…and he’s the one who came to me in a dream…
xo ~ Leah
Rosemary Scafidi O'Malley
I love how the room is taking shape along with you dreams for your little one.
How exciting for you as you prepare to meet your little one!. It’s truly a labor of love. What a gift to have the dream with your Grandma. I have share that I “just knew” the date we would meet our son and sure enough it happened on a Tuesday. Whatever the date, God’s timing is perfect!
The room is GORGEOUS! And I’m so excited about your adoption. I love it when I get a notification that you’ve posted something new – waiting and watching and praying for you all!
Is the peel stop a clear coating?
Laura Shanahan Bauer
Thought I would share this with you. My friend posted it for a mutual friend after she talked about hearing a song that she knew was a sign from her mother. Can’t wait to hear about your continued journey! Your Grandmother is on to something!!
I’m in love with this room already! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Wishing you much joy with your new little one.
Lisa @ Shine Your Light
Awwww! Of all your decorating posts, these ones about your little’s room are the absolute best – I can just feel your joy in them! I love your dream and the date on the back of the watch. It’ll be interesting to see how that date works into the journey of your life…..hoping and praying for you that you get the call soon!
love the room. it kinda makes my heart ache . . . our two youngest came to us via international adoption and I don’t think there is anything much more difficult than knowing your child is there but not being able to be with them. praying you sense god’s peace and grace as you wait.
“for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace” hebrews 13:9
Such a beautiful light and airy space. So many memories will be made there! Thoughts and prayers to you and your soon to be growing family.
Your babe’s room is going to be so stylish. Your dream is possibly the Holy Spirit revealing a truth to you as another confirmation these steps are ordered by God. It took my husband and me 11 years before we brought our precious child home. What a celebration that was; and what a celebrated event your child’s homecoming will be. Cannot wait for your story to unfold. Praying with you!
The quote you started with is awesome! I feel I share your same passion and I love the word shape vs. decorate. There’s so much more involved than just fabric and wallpaper when making a house a home. I also thought it was funny that it’s the second time today I’ve read something today regarding shape– this was the first devotional I read this morning on Crosswalk.com:
Keep up the good work! I am loving the cabinets and how the room is “shaping” up! : )
Laura | Artifact Uprising
This is absolutely beautiful! Your words are so tangible. Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful words in a beautiful room soon to be filled with love. Life doesn’t get much better.
i love that you wrote our your dream…it’ll be so cool to see if it was prophetic! God definitely speaks to us in dreams…..
What a beautiful post…esp the last paragraph…It is sometimes as we wait…that He forms and shapes us to be the parents we will be…grounded in His love…for His purpose…Blessings to you both…we will wait with you.