Last week I took a photo of my youngest son's room. His bedroom, that is. Notice there is no bed. There's no room for a bed!
But then I took Lee to IKEA, and he and I chose the Brimnes bed. We loaded up the three boxes and hauled them home.
Lee (aka LegoLee329) is an amazing LEGO builder. As you know, LEGO is a Danish company. All assembly instructions are pictorial--no language barrier. IKEA furniture features pictorial instructions, too. No language barrier, but for a wordy girl such as I, no language help, either! I'm not sure how well I would have done trying to assemble the bed on my own. But I didn't do it on my own--Lee and I did it together. He was awesome at following the directions, and we actually had a good time building it. Seriously--a mom and a 14-year-old boy had fun assembling a piece of furniture.
The next morning, I sneaked in and took this photo while Lee slept. Same windows as in the photo above--but now instead of clutter, there's a sturdy bed holding a boy who's earned his rest.
I thank God for the chance to build memories along with furniture. And I'm so thankful for my LegoLee! What grace God imparts to us through our children!
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