Spent several hours of last night in my room. This might sound lame but let me paint for you a portrait of my favorite place. Stepping through the doorway you will stoop under a lace curtain gently drawn to the side to see the bedroom that is shared by my sister and I; happy yellow walls, wooden floors, 2 windows (thoroughly covered in black due to our nocturnal lives). Behind the heavy black curtains the windows are also graced with lace. Immediately to your left is a wall and corner that we will come back to. Covering most of the next wall, pressed in the corner and underneath the long window is our set of bunk-beds, next to it are some plastic shelves of katrina’s, her dresser the window and the other corner. The next wall finds the bathroom door followed by our big mirrored closet doors. (Wood floor+ big mirrors = great dancing room) and we are back to the door. Going back to corner on the left.
Shoved in the small space between the wall and the bunk-beds are a small makeshift dresser created by two two-shelf nightstands stacked on top of each other. My old housemate Hannah and I found them on the side of the road, toted them home (totally misjudging the weight!) cleaned them off…..and they didn’t look too bad 🙂 The wood panels on the top were kind of gross but I covered it in a lace panel, and the dark wood and antiqued handles look awesome. With a couple of candles and a small painted white china lamp on top it looks great next to an old dark wood bookshelf. This leaves a space of about 2foot by 2foot, perfect for a floor cushion and is “My niche”.
I love to curl up in this little corner and read, with the curtains open in the daytime, and surrounded by candles at night. It also is my place to wait out the bad migraines. I’ve been spending a lot of time in this corner lately, with this recent bout light seems to be the worst enemy, so most nights have found me reading my Bible and praying by the light of a single candle. Interestingly enough I’ve had some real spiritual breakthrough the last few nights; the Holy Spirit has been my companion, reminding me of Jesus and leading me into truth, even as my frame rages against me.
But as for me I will always have hope….(Psalm 71.15)