My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friend's Home Tour #3

Update on our son for 4/7/09 6:30 AM

I don't want any of you to miss this gorgeous home and if I update my son's condition it might be missed so I'll update here and on the post about his ordeal also. If you've not read about him please chick here to check it out the traumatic ordeal with our son on 4/4/09.

Last night my daughter-in-law called and said the police got the surveillance tape and were able to identify 3 of those men who attacked our son and also got the license plate of the car. I'm very pleased.

Son will go to doctor today to see if he is going to need surgery on his face. Not sure why but we'll see. He is still not eating and nauseous even after getting medication for it. I think after an ordeal like that the body just wants to go into "sleep mode" to heal itself and he's doing that almost exclusively! He cannot talk or eat but is sipping water through a straw.

I still want to tell you that I'm feeling no hate for those men. I say this in all honesty. Yes, I cry—A LOT! I didn't know a face could hurt this bad from crying or eyes could be so tender also. But I still feel a little anger. Why not hate and only a little bit of anger when my baby's face and body is so beaten? I think the Lord has stepped in on this one, trust me. We are taught in our church to love every single person and to not hold grudges. I'm not perfect at this, believe me! But if I hold the hate and anger I'm the lower one. This has truly opened my eyes and heart beyond anything I can comprehend. But I tell you this with all the honesty I can muster at this point. I have feelings for their mothers who raised them. I truly want to hate these men but I just simply cannot do it. I sit here typing this with tears rolling down my eyes onto my chest knowing my son wouldn't want this either. We're a strongly LDS family and try to live by my church's teaching no matter how hard it is for the "natural man/woman" in me. l can only weep for those men also. I say these things not to sound "above the fray" but because this are truly and absolutely what is in my heart at the moment.

I want to thank all of you who have prayed for my baby and for your sweet kind words. I have a better insight into these things that happen now and maybe the lesson is for me and me only. I'll try and respond to each of you as soon as I can. Thank you, thank you; I know prayers work because my son is alive!

Painted above their bed is this motto:

Loved you once,
Love you still,
Always have,
Always will.

A picture of the temple where they were married is framed in a large frame of wood boards on top of a quaint little vintage roll top desk.

An antique chest on this side of the room.

A door to their desk is beside a shelf with knobs that holds Phyllis' jewelry. The top displays a sign and a picture of them when they were younger.

A half window looks toward my home about a mile or two away, but towards the city anyway. Notice how she uses that old chest instead of a vanity. Perfect!

A chandelier over her Jacuzzi tub! This is truly a romantic woman.

She didn't want to be in any pictures. (I have no clue why because she is so pretty, but I do understand not liking to have your picture taken and I abided by her wish.) I showed her this photo and she said, "Well, just show the one sink and mirror." She doesn't understand how we chicks want to see it ALL. Hah... I showed her that I would obliterate her from the mirror on the left and I did. She was standing in the doorway and being reflected by another mirror over the tub into the blue mirror by the door. It was kind of funny when I got home and realized how it happened as we didn't realize it until I got home and downloaded the photos. She came over and I showed it to her. I said I'd take care of it but I know you gals and one sink wouldn't cut it for y'all. So this is why it looks funny in the doorway. Also notice in the right mirror there is an old window leaning against the wall. Now can you see why I wanted to photoshoot this woman's home. We're kindred spirits when it comes to decorating. *Smiling*!!

This is the other bathroom on the main level. Isn't it precious? She puts so much effort and love into this home.

I love this window and box on the bathroom wall.

And they've made an antique wash stand into a working one for their home. She is very creative. You have noticed those sinks, right?!?! Darling!

Okay, my friends, more to come in another post in a couple of days. Hope you've enjoyed it so far. If so, let me know so I can tell her how much you have liked looking at her home. More to come and lots of darling things left to view.

Ooooh, it's for sale. They want to scale down as they only have 4 children left at home after one in college gets married in May.