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Not everyone in this world is blessed to even be able to sleep on a bed, so I feel very grateful to have a bed.
Our fairly new (less than five-years old) firm queen-sized bed takes up about half of the bedroom. It allows me just enough space to walk beside the length of it and the wall. One side of my body touches the bed as I walk forward by it and the other side of my body is only 1-1/2" from the wall. The top of the mattress is high enough that my hand, if in a fist, touches the mattress when I am standing. At this height I am able to sit and rise from the bed easily. That is especially important for me these days. The bed is elevated at the head which is better for both my husband and myself.
We find this bed to be just right for us. The head of the bed is centered under a window, which allows us to feel a cool breeze if we open it on hot summer nights. We both enjoy the light weight of a down-filled duvet that covers the bed. In the summers we just fold it down by our feet, but it is still there to pull up for those cooler mornings.
It has been a place for us to be close to one another, to relax, to heal, to read, to sleep, to dream, to listen, to talk, to remember, and sometimes to plan. Mostly it has been a place rest and sleep.