When we got our referral we were all so excited to hear that we had a five year old little sister and a three year old little brother. I had been preparing for at least one child under two. I borrowed a crib and a high chair. Now these things were no longer needed. For some reason, I had it in my head that the boy would be older...so I bought fabric for two quilts for the new boy bunk beds prior to the referral.
After the thrill of the referral slowed a bit I realized that we needed another set of bunk beds and more bedding. I asked Sweet Pea if we could buy her bedding instead of making it. She put her arm around me and looked up into my face and said, "Mom, I think home made is better than store bought."
There you have it, two more quilts to make. She chose a pattern that my Mom had among her stash and we were off to buy fabric. Sweet Pea enjoyed every part of the process. She would just sit and watch me sew for hours. I treasure every hug I received as she thanked me profusely for taking the time to make these precious quilts for her and her new sister.
Today we put them on the beds! What a happy day! Little sister has no idea how we have prepared for her arrival. This must be how God feels as he works on preparing our homes in heaven. We can't wait for her to see it.
Now I need to make pillow shams, curtains, boy quilts...the list goes on. This getting ready time is a lot of fun!