As women we often put the emotional needs and financial needs of our families first, but investing in oneself makes it easier to give. . .
In February of 2020 I lost my father-in-law to esophageal cancer. Our family lost a dad, grandpa, husband and friend. Grieving the loss of a loved one is always a complicated process, but the days became darker and weirder as a worldwide pandemic complicated being with family. My mother-in-law, Barbara, was left alone to deal with the new emptiness of her home as we waited with the world to see how this COVID-19 thing would shake out.
A year after loosing her husband, Barbara began the fun, sad and complicated journey of turning the home she shared with her husband into a "lady lair"--a place just for herself.
With all of the craziness in the world, I knew I wanted to do something special for my mother-in-law. With COVID under control, my second baby officially living outside of my body, now seemed like the best time to be able to gift Barbara a room make-over.
The process of caring for her sick husband and eventually loosing him to a rapid and scary cancer brought Barbara closer to her spirituality. It has become a cornerstone to her healing journey. The mission of this make-over was to turn the old study into an office and prayer and meditation space for her.
I will eventually get this room professionally shot and styled, but in the meantime, I really wanted to share the behind the scenes with you!
Here is what the old study looked like. . .