We decided Maya needed her own space when we moved, so we gave her her own room. And it has been such a healthy and good choice for her at this time in our lives!
Her room has taken time, but slowly has come together.
When I decorate my children's room it is more than just decoration, I spend time thinking about my kids, what they are like right now, what is reflective of them. But more than that as I decorate their rooms I pray over them. When I paint, I ask for the Lord's guidance in my child's life, that their walls will be a place of safety and protection. I don't make it complicated, simple prayers for my children, it is really nothing profound.
|the curtain fabric is from fabrics.com, my sister Danae made the "Maya name" and I did the art on the wall.|
|the hooks are from Ikea|
|this used to be Maya's crib, now converted into a full bed. Art work done by me, photo is an engineer print from staples, Duvet cover from ikea|
I did simple art using canvas' from hobby lobby, some cut out scrap booking paper, ribbon and mod podge, about $7
When I was painting Maya's room the song, "Amazed," by the Desperation band, kept going through my mind, I even played it as I painted. And this one phrase just kept standing out to me, so I had to put it on her wall.
|"You dance over me, while I am unaware"|
I just think it is such a picture of God's hand in our life, he rejoices over us and so many times we have no idea. I want her to know that the Lord celebrates her life!
I did let Maya participate in some of the decorating also, when I say participate, it is more like a guided participation. When I went to pick out paint colors, Maya picked dark purple, forest green and yellow........ ummmm no! So I just gave her a choice between different pinks and grays, and I also let her decorate her bulletin board the way she wanted with what photos she wanted.
Maya really wanted to pose for some photos in her new room
|she really wanted one with the blanket|
|her dress even matches|
|Pretending to sleep|
|my sweet girl!|
I want my home to be a place where people are welcome, and feel safe, where the Lord's presence is sensed, where needs are provided and love is felt. I want it to be more than words written on the walls, but what is actually present. I want this for my children and for anyone who visits. Sometimes I get it wrong and worry to much about how it "looks" or whether or not it is "clean" enough, I am still working on priorities and what really matters, like these precious children of mine.