I woke at 4:45 this morning and couldn't turn my brain off. As always my mom pops in my mind and since the stress of her dire condition is ever present, I couldn't get back to sleep.
At least it wasn't like yesterday.
I woke at 2am and didn't go back to sleep until 6:30 and then it was only for 45 minutes. I had to go to work that morning and by the time I got to the hospital at 2:15 that afternoon, I was dragging. Fortunately they have a nice family lounge and I took a few zzz's listening to music while Jillian and Taylor continued their vigil. Thank the Lord for power naps and music apps.
So, I am delivering my Dresser Turned TV Stand I told you about. It seems so nostalgic to me to tell you about this project. Making memories is the beginning of a foundation that you will draw on in difficult times.
The saying, "It all begins and ends with family" isn't just a platitude.
When the Joneses were moving into their new house (I know, I know, we've not shown you the after pictures yet), my oldest daughter, April, read online that there was a dresser sitting alongside the road free to anyone who wanted to pick it up. Oh boy, it was in rough shape.
But being the visionaries that we are, we decided to load it into our 15 passenger van that was already packed full of Jones people stuff. We pushed and pulled, shoved and contorted until we got it in. I think we laughed all the way to her new house – we can be totally nuts at times when we take something so bad thinking we can revive it.
Ah. But wait until you see the finished product.
You're gonna wanna cry.
It was raining, which didn't help, and a couple of the drawers were so damaged and water soaked that we left them behind. We didn't need them, and we had no more room in the van anyway.
Isn't it sad looking?
She needed a tv stand since they left the old one behind. This dresser was the right size and FREE.
She sanded it.
She painted it.
He put shelves in it.
All I did was take the final pictures.
Isn't it amazing?
Upcycling & Family memories.
I highly recommend it.
Please pray for my mom today as we sit by her side and wait and watch.
Today she moves to the Hospice House.
God is good even in the valleys.
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