I spent most of my life feeling guilty about loving beautiful things. I would rather redecorate a room, create a new tablescape, shop for ingredients to use in a decadent recipe, put together an outfit, or even buy a font online or flowers or pretty paper, than so many other things that seemed more worthwhile. I felt like the love of beautiful was somehow indulgent and wrong, a sin. Only recently has God been showing me that because I am made in His image -- He, the Creator of all -- I am designed to create! He loves beautiful things, and I'm working alongside Him to make the world a grand reflection of Him.
As a mother of five (our oldest, Grace Evangeline, is in Heaven), I am reflecting my Lord's love right onto my kids and husband. I get the overwhelmingly high honor of pouring everything He's given me into them! I want this home they live in to be *beautiful* and their memories of this life to be warm and cozy. I want their souls and their bodies to be nourished. I want them to question everything and have the freedom to create. I want nothing inside the box or pre-planned — they are individuals so they have individual needs! So we’ve chosen this home-cooked, home-schooled, home-birthed, home-centered life. And homemaker is what I’ve always wanted to be! It’s God’s call on my life and I LOVE IT.
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known. " Psalm 19:1-2