I have shared, here on this blog, many rooms in our home. Today I am sharing something different. Today I am sharing a space that says “people who truly love each other live in this house.”
I am going to tell you about a closet.
But first, I must first tell you about a room.
This is A and B’s bedroom. If you are a new reader, A and B are my 6 and 4 year old nephews who we helped to raise until they moved 700 miles away last year. You can read more about my relationship with A and B, here.
When they lived nearby, A and B spent the night frequently and when we built this house we wanted them to have their own spot in it. I had so much fun picking out and buying their beds and mattresses and my mom made their blue ticking stripe bedding.
But then the boys moved. Far enough away that visits would be few and far between and there really was no longer a need to keep that room as “A and B’s room.” Mr. Marvelous was looking forward to making lemonade out of lemons, and turning that room into a home office. Not because he didn’t miss the boys but because men just process emotions differently than women and he is a “make lemons out of lemonade” kind of guy.
My husband has two main interests: history/genealogy and North Carolina State University sports. Our old house had a home office that was more or less a hodge podge museum of Henry the VIII/ his progeny and Jimmy Valvano. A lot of his things stayed in storage after we moved so that A and B could have their room.
But after the boys were gone, I just couldn’t pack that room and put the things into the basement to store. I wanted A and B to be able to come back and visit, and even if only one time and ten years out, have their room still be here. My marvelous husband understood.
He left the room as it was.
And he made a home office out of A and B’s closet.
Yes, the closet.
He left that room for A and B, but most of all he left it for me.
So ya, our master bedroom was featured on HGTV.com but that closet says more about this home and our family than all of our other rooms combined.
So here it is. The space in our house wherein love abides. Long-suffering and forever devoted. The one space that truly deserves to be featured anywhere.