My Son Re-Paints His Bedroom

March 16, 2016 at 8:04 pm (Memoir, Middle age, positive thinking, Single Parent) (, , , )

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March is Memoir Madness Month.

My story is about when my son Levi painted his bedroom while I was working.

When Levi was 15, he and a friend re-painted his bedroom. his bedroom was already recently painted blue; Something about he was tired of the color.Those sudden teenage impulses.He bought with his own money, the most hideous green paint you have ever seen in your life. (It wasn’t the color olive.) He had streaks in the paint job because he didn’t know how to paint that well;The room looked a mess. He thought I would be mad at him. I told him he had to live with it (Yuck).

He begged me a year later to re-paint his bedroom. I told him when he earned the money, he could have the room re-painted himself; It never got painted. He decided to go with the Military themed room instead.  He was creative I must say. He put up netting on the ceiling, he put his bed in the closet, he seemed happier in his bedroom and was  adjusting his choice of color. I bought him rope lights to put in between the netting. It looked pretty good.

This life lesson happened 15 years ago. The bedroom did get re-painted a couple of months after my son died in a tragic car accident. He was only 20. I am glad I have this fun memory to share with you as many parents have or will have this battle with a child. I turned Levi’s old bedroom into my dressing when he moved out. I have a pretty place to get dressed in the morning and out my pajamas on at night. Life really is good even in the difficult times, we do keep moving forward.

excerpt of ‘Healing in the storms’.

 

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