Friday, 16 April 2010

Don't Save the Good Stuff

I'm in the midst of making some baby shower gifts.  I'm quite pleased with them.  They're the best baby shower gifts I've ever made.  And as I've been sewing and embroidering and cutting, I've also been thinking.  Why haven't I made anything like this for my own kids?  I never made anything for Juliana when she was a baby, and I haven't made anything at all for Nicholas yet.  So why do I expend my energy for other people's babies and not my own?

Maybe because with baby showers there is a deadline.  Perhaps.

I came across a post today at a beautiful blog.  The beautiful writer of Resolved2Worship has seven kids and takes awe-inspiring photos of her beautiful family.  In the background plays some of the most restful worship music I've heard in a while.  And the post are inspiring.

So today's post is about an Easter party she had with her kids.  JUST her kids, and no one else (except her husband, and the dog).  She went all out, using the fancy tea cups, making fancy food, and dressing the kids in their fancy clothes.  These kids will have a memory to last a lifetime. 

I want to be a mom like that!  I want my kids (and my husband) to remember that I don't reserve the good stuff or the best of my efforts for other people.  I want to cherish the most important people in my life. My family.

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