In July of 2020, I asked my Instagram followers to nominate someone for a one room makeover. I was looking for a mom who is in the trenches of doing hard things, and who was very deserving of being recognized for her efforts. Enter Becky Judkins, who nominated her own sister and asked if I could help Amy finish painting her bathroom. I knew that I could do better than that. Fast forward 6 months and I contacted Becky again and told her I'd be very interested in doing a project for Amy and her family.
My first meeting with Amy in their home, was tender and sweet. We connected immediately. This isn't a woman who wallows in self-pity. This is a woman who is cheerful and bright and a joy to be around. I asked her if she could choose any space in her home to make over, what would it be. The answer came quickly. She wanted her daughter's room done. She dreamed of having bunk beds for them. Once I saw the room, I knew that I wanted to redo it for them. And then I saw the master bedroom and knew I wanted to redo that room too.
Friends and Family Support
From generous donations, friend and family support, a Classy Closet makeover, Beddy's donating bedding for the bunks, and lots of project day participants, we were able to complete this two-room overhaul in just 8 hours.
This is a woman who is cheerful and bright and a joy to be around.
It was a joy to give this family not only beautiful spaces, but a retreat from life's stresses at the end of each day. It was a treasure for everyone involved when we were able to reveal these spaces to the family.
From Lori Hamblin (Amy's Mom)
Service is the Key to Happiness
One of my sisters loved to say, “Service is the key to happiness!” As I watched the whole process of how the Sister Project worked, it was very evident that this is a true statement. It not only lifted and gave Amy and her family a new lease on life, I felt the joy and happiness of each of the people that were there assisting to help this project come together. I was so moved by the generosity of so many people, many could not be there in person but donated funds ahead of time so that Wendy could purchase the items needed. It made me happy to do my part with some of the painting, and to have Classy Closets come and organize the girls closet.
I was touched by the love shown by Amy’s sister Becky who nominated Amy for this project, Becky wanted to help her but knew she couldn’t do it without some assistance.
This was a special day that I will not forget! I was touched by the love shown by Amy’s sister Becky who nominated Amy for this project, Becky wanted to help her but knew she couldn’t do it without some assistance, Wendy and her crew were AMAZING! I know Amy and her family will not forget this day either, they were so grateful for the love and unselfish service that was given to them. We have tried to pay it forward as we have helped others with renovating their spaces, using some of the skills we learned that day. Thank You Wendy and all those that helped with the Sister Project for Amy!!