Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Use Your Gift

As I was getting ready to leave the house this morning, I caught a glimpse of a flyer I had put on the fridge. I had put it there to remind me of Gracie's Easter party at church today, but instead of helping me remember to get eggs and stuff them with candy it just hung there and cluttered up my kitchen. So, Gracie and I made a mad dash to the grocery store this morning to get candy for the eggs and I stuffed them as I sat in the Tahoe in the Brookshire Bros. parking lot. Danger averted.

I think I'm getting a little lazy and complacent the older I get. Two years ago I would have stayed up late baking homemade cookies or cupcakes and had individually wrapped goodie bags for the class. I would have done more than hurriedly stuff candy in some plastic eggs. There are just so many other things that I would rather be doing with my time than stressing over what to bring to a children's party. Is that wrong? Does that make me a bad mother? I don't think so, but it does feel strange to not be on top of all things domestic.

I have (jokingly, I think) earned the title of "Martha Stewart" among my friends, and to a certain degree it fits. I enjoy cooking and am reasonably good at it. I like having a clean house and I love to scrapbook and make homemade gifts for people that I love. Does this make me a domestic goddess? I would answer with a resounding no, but my friends and family would disagree. I don't see the things that I do as out of the ordinary or over the top, but some people do. Then again, the way that we are hardwired never seems strange to us....only to those around us. I think my husband is a genius for being able to fix all things (and I do mean all) mechanical because that is foreign to me. He just shrugs it off and doesn't think twice about his ability.

So I guess the point of this blog is that we should embrace the gifts that God gave us. Use them for His glory and the blessings will be beyond your imagination. I guess I'd better go home tonight and get busy on some baked goods.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"I like having a clean house..."
'Having' does not include obtaining or maintaining...