Thursday, July 28, 2016

White



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A while ago at my brother in laws wedding Pete's cousin Christa's oldest daughter and I were talking...I think she was about 4 years old at the time so it was a typical conversation..."What's your favorite color Claire?" I asked her.

She answered, "white!"

I was kind of amazed by that answer.  Most little girls were predicable with answering, pink..maybe purple...but white was totally not what I was expecting.  From her answer I was able to clarify my own favorite color....my favorite color was white too...but I never really embraced it as my favorite color because it was not really a color.  It is white.

It is the color I could not wear for most of my life because I tend to be a bit messy in my surroundings and I knew white would show all.

But the love of the brightness of white has won over the worry of showing my mistakes.  I have moved in and out of several homes and with this last one I decided to use my favorite color more than ever before.  I know it will show some of my mess sometimes and may not always be practical among the mess that walks around here most of the time..but  I don't care anymore.  Or maybe I do care.

I have been a stay at home mom for almost 15 years.  I create the base for all the memories these kids are creating.  Our house and our things color the pictures of their past.  I want that to be surrounded with brightness and light.

 Some moms don't get to stay home as long as I have.  Some have gone back to work.  Our lives all change as our kids grow up.  My life has changed and the colors along with it.  I know what I like a bit more these days.  I like white.  And thanks to Claire,  I have answered that favorite color question with the same color for 10 years.  I am not sure if she has.

4 comments:

  1. I love White...I'd have all white walls if I could...but I'm not brave enough (like you) to do it with furniture...

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  2. I never knew that story! I have often admired all your "white" in all your houses and wondered at your courage with all the kids.....I should have been inspired by Claire in my own house!

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  3. Your home looks so comfortable and cozy. I have always loved your family friendly decor-even with all the white!
    Lisa-domesticaccident

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  4. White is the perfect backdrop to life. Your home looks lovely and welcoming!

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