The word change actually makes me cringe…I generally don’t like change. Well, I guess I don’t like change that I have no control over or I don’t like the outcome too. If the change is a welcomed thing and something I like then I welcome it. The thing with change is that most of the time we have absolutely no control over.
Last weekend I went out of town. I left Friday early afternoon and arrived back home Sunday evening. It was just me gone…I left Kris and the boys at home. When I came home…I came down to my bedroom to put my bag away and found the surprise of a lifetime!
While gone…Kris had COMPLETELY redecorated our bedroom. This change…I freely welcomed!
This last week was my 40th birthday! I turned the big 4-0 on November 10th. (Wow! I remember when my mom turned 40 and I thought she was getting old Now that I find myself here…I feel better and younger than every…40 is not old!) Finding this surprise on Sunday evening was the best presentto welcome this new decade I am embarking on. I knew right when I saw the room…that my 40s are going to be my best years yet!
I think Kris might have found his hidden calling too…he is quite the decorator! Well he did enlist the help of my talented sister, Kristy. She is an interior decorator and she was in on the secret. She helped Kris put together the design and did most of the shopping. Kris did all the heavy labor. He took everything out of the room, got new carpet installed, painted and then Saturday afternoon all the decorations were hung and the details were completed.
I was completely shocked and fell in love with each wall…there was meaning and thoughtfulness throughout the decorating. It was an experience I will never forget.
So back to change…I welcomed THIS change. I was wanting to redecorate my room and had been putting the bug in Kris’s ear that I thought this would be a good project to undertake. I had decided this would be a project I would tacked next year after the holidays…so I didn’t give it much more thought. I had no idea that he had been working on this surprise for a little while. That is one thing I love about him…he is just so good with the details. It amazes me. Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself.
This post is short and sweet…because it is my birthday week! It has been full of fun and celebrating! And I am one lucky girl. The week has had its ups and downs but I am learning that even though there is change all around me and most of it I can not control…I can control how I react to it and be grateful for all I have. I can choose to be happy each day!
Changing to age 40…is better than I could have even imagined. This week has been great…I look forward to all the changes ahead. I want to share my favorite thing in the room. Kris placed it next to where I sleep so each day when I wake up…I can read these words. I think this will be my motto for the next decade of life…