I walked at a brisk pace toward the back of an unfamiliar Hobby Lobby. Their signature muzak tunes floated through the air. I was on the other side of town running an errand and decided to take a quick detour to find a random craft item I needed for a project. I wandered down aisle after aisle not finding what I wanted. So I made my way back to the front of the store. I was cruising by a display of new decor and there on the top shelf sat the cutest framed succulent pictures. They halted me in mid step and I knew in my mind that I had just found the central pieces for our baby’s nursery.
I was 12 weeks pregnant. Just days before we had received a nervously anticipated phone call from my doctor with the results of our genetic testing. For those of you who are familiar with Audrey’s story, we had been told that healthy biological kids might not be in our future. So when we got the call that this baby (another girl!) was 100% healthy, we were undone with the deepest kind of joy I have ever felt in my life.
In so many ways it still felt like a dream and my mind was still trying to process the incredible news that we would get to bring this baby home. I had not given a single thought to planning her nursery. But when I saw those pictures on that Hobby Lobby shelf, I all of a sudden could envision the entire room. I’m not one given to impulse shopping, but I grabbed those pictures then and there and marched right up to the register so excited with my find.
Chances are, if I had sat down and really planned out what I wanted in a nursery, it would have turned out looking something like this. A succulent theme just made so much sense given that Kennedy is a desert baby. But I love that without a single intentional thought, I found exactly what I wanted without knowing I even wanted it. The rest of the room came together so easily and is definitely my favorite space in the house!
Oh, and I have to add that due to our house projects taking way longer than we anticipated, I literally finished putting her room together the night before she was born. Guess she was waiting until we were finally ready!
Wood Framed Succulent Pictures
Changing Pad Cover