Bedrooms, Color, Paintings & Music

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Today is my lovely daughter’s birthday. Today, I spend the day reflecting on that special moment when I gave birth and reminisce on my daughter’s many Bedrooms and the significance of Paintings, Colors & Sounds.

 

HER FAVORITE COLOR IS GREEN

My first apartment was a one bedroom home measuring less than 1,000 square feet. When my daughter was born, the basinet was in very close proximity to me. The walls were bright green. My daughter’s favorite color turned out to be green, which remains her favorite color today.

 

SHE LOVES TO PAINT

The second place of residence was a rental house. My husband and I painted Warner Brother Cartoon Characters on the bedroom walls. She was a baby swinging and watched us paint. Her favorite cartoon character is still Tweety Bird. As she developed into the terrible twos, she loved to color and became very creative. She poured baby power all over our little dog named Shakey. Appropriately named, the dog would simply shake off the power and give her unconditional love – me too!

She quickly advanced to Auto Spray Paint. One night she picked up a can of Blue Metallic Auto Paint Spray and spray painted my piano, the dining room buffet, the lace linens and the floors. She was okay – the house was not!

Throughout her school days, her artistic work hung on my refrigerator and walls. Today she is an Artist. Her first paintings were featured in a Gallery in Switzerland a few months ago. She sold 14 paintings.

 

SHE LOVES MUSIC

In her third bedroom she was introduced to music. I started her on a music box collection and her first phonograph. There she listened to music continuously and she loved to sing. During the summer months her window was open and she sang to the birds and all the animals in the forest next door. In college she became a Music Major and performed in many concerts. She played the Alto Sax and continues to play when asked. Her passion for music is very diverse.

One my greatest memories came on the day she rushed home from college to share a song she had just heard for the very first time. It was an old song, but one that gave her a sense of peace and calmness – especially under stress and studying for exams. She played “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Paul Simon, and she asked me if I ever heard of it. To her surprise, I told her the following story:

While she was under construction in my womb, I rested at least 30 minutes a day and played Bridge Over Troubled Waters. I had a very difficult pregnancy and labored 13 and ½ hours. I brought her home on Christmas Eve. She smiled at me, as I handed her the Record Album, Bridge over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel.

For me, the greatest gift on earth is a child. They have eyes of wonder and they wander – they dream of dreams we don’t even understand. Parents play a significant role in the lives of children. Colors, Paintings, and Music they all played a significant role in a child's life. Parent too! My greatest Christmas gift of all is my daughter. And the greatest gift I gave her was a brother. They are the greatest gifts to me.

Kids – love them unconditionally. Their bedrooms are their world of inspiration. Their parents are their hopes who do motivate them to reach their greatest potential. Color their bedrooms with love. Allow them to be creative. The sweetest music of all is the sound of their voice.

As a Realtor, many people put emphasis on the kitchen and Master Bath. This is great and this is good. But a child’s bedroom is where the seeds of creativity begin. Children are the next generation. Ignite their world with inspiration. Let them dream BIG dreams. Appreciate all that they are, for their world is the Magic Kingdom.

© Written by Patricia Feager, 12/14/2011.

 

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Patricia,

What a beautiful daughter you have, you can see the resemblance.  What a lovely view of your daughter's life you have, it is truly a delight to read.  A

Dec 14, 2011 07:26 AM #4
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She is beautiful, like her mother.  And, happy birthday to her, and continued blessings to your whole family!

Dec 14, 2011 07:29 AM #5
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Patrica your daughter is beautiful and obviously very talented.  Must run in the family from her Mothers side of the family I'm sure :)  Happy Birthday to daughter!  You tied the post together quiet nicely and I shall use my last suggest of the day.

Dec 14, 2011 08:13 AM #6
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Beautiful tribute to your lovely daughter Patricia.  You inspired her throughout her life, she had no choice but to be a success.  Kudos to both of you.  You make such an excellent point about a childs bedroom being where the seeds of creativity begin.

Dec 14, 2011 08:22 AM #7
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The preschool years are so very important and as children discover the world their gifts will unfold.  I believe our task as parents is to help our children discover their talents, and creativity must be nurtured.  You obviously provided a fertile ground of exploration for your children.

Dec 14, 2011 08:56 AM #8
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      Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughters photo with us. Children are truly a gift from God. Our oldest son Jeff came to us December 21, 1965 and we have wonderful memories much liked you shared. Every year left us with a memory better then the one before as he grew into a young man, married and now a father of a son that is a freshmen in college.

Life is wonderful and full of memories.

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Good evening Patricia. I like the tribute as well as the painting of the Koi. Very nice...

Dec 14, 2011 10:10 AM #10
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WOW...what a great tribute to your daughter who is just beautiful like her mom.  I so enjoyed reading this post and have suggested.  Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Dec 14, 2011 10:38 AM #11
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Hi Patricia,

What a daughter you have. Great tribute as well. I wish all families had a story to tell as good as yours.

Have a great Holiday season.

Best, Clint Mckie and family.

Dec 14, 2011 10:41 AM #12
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Patricia, Shakey is a great name for a dog doused with baby power.  So funny.     

All the crayolas to make your daughter an artistic talent came from you.   Lovely is as lovely does.

Brian

Dec 14, 2011 12:21 PM #13
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Good evening...happy birthday to your beautiful daughter.  She has been very blessed to have you as her mother.  The gifts that you have given her as led her to where she is today.  Your post brought tears to me.  Suggested!!

Dec 14, 2011 01:40 PM #14
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What a lovely post about your BEAUTIFUL daughter. I bet she is just as sweet as her BEAUTIFUL mother! XOXO Happy Birthday and Congratulations on the sale of the 14 paintings! That speaks for itself!! FANTASTIC!

Dec 14, 2011 04:22 PM #15
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Again you never cease to amaze us with your stories. 

Dec 14, 2011 10:18 PM #16
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Patricia - your daughter is beautiful like you are. How wonderful that her paintings are selling. I love this tribute to her which is also a tribute to you!

Dec 15, 2011 12:41 AM #17
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Patricia, Wow what a moving tribute to your talented daughter. No doubt about where she gets her creativity from!

Dec 15, 2011 01:11 AM #18
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A great post, as usual, and a very special birthday tribute for your beautiful daughter.

From our home to yours, best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas!

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Dec 15, 2011 07:00 AM #19
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Very talented daughter of yours there art wise and music wise and I simply loved you sharing this Patricia.

Dec 16, 2011 09:08 AM #20
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Patricia, this is truly a wonderful post. I am never disappointed to open your blogs. This one is beyond touching. Your heartfelt story and image and your amazing daughter made my day! Congratulations on raising such an exceptional individual. You both are blessed. Have a treasured holiday. Emily

 

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What a lovely post, Patricia! I am sure your daughter is as proud of her mother as you are of her!!! Our children are what makes life worth living!

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Patricia, you have a beautiful daughter, and hope she had a great birthday that day, and many since!

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