He's still workin' on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.

There really ought to be a sign upon my heart,
"Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part."
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.

He's still workin' on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.



In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me.
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.

He's still workin'on me to make me what I ought to be.
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars.
How loving and patient He must be, He's still workin' on me.



Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mama's Got Her Groove Back

Call me crazy if you want, but I had an idea. I had spent an entire week taking down Christmas decorations from each room and every nook and cranny of my home. All the while, I was feeling myself getting more and more down about putting those beautiful decorations away for another year. I just love how my home feels when all decorated up for Christmas....all warm and inviting. I love it! I had everything taken down except our largest tree in the living room. I removed all of the garland, ornaments, beads and various other decorations. Everything was off but the lights. Then it came to me. Why don't I make a Valentine's tree? Brilliant! I love doing crafts and projects especially with paper. So without asking permission from my husband, (who needs it anyway) I got down to business. I rummaged through all of my scrapbooking supplies, finding papers, trinkets, beads, glitter, pipe cleaners, ribbon and whatever else I thought might look good on the tree. I spread my loot all out on the dining room table where it remained for 4 days. My poor husband and children had to eat their meals on a little corner that I cleared off for them at meal times. Every spare second was spent gluing, taping, glittering, cutting, and inking. I was loving life! And best of all, because my hands were busy, I wasn't eating or even thinking about food. The tree was starting to come together.


My boys were even excited to see it finished! And now that it's complete, I think I like it more than I did when it was decorated for Christmas. It's beautiful. And when I look at it, I feel such a sense of accomplishment.












You see, this kind of thing is my passion. I love creating art.



I'm a creative person by nature and I'm happiest when doing just that.
















But it's been awhile. A long while since I've done anything creative like this.




I'm not sure why exactly. Of course I've been busy with taking care of my family and my home. But I did somehow manage to do creative things before.







I guess I just kind of lost myself.















But now that I'm focusing on myself more, and not in a selfish way, but in the way that a wife and mother needs to take care of herself,

















I'm rediscovering things that I love. I guess you could say I'm kind of like Stella.....












I GOT MY GROOVE BACK!
And it shows. I think my husband notices. Well I KNOW he does. But I'll talk about that another day.












And my boys notice too.
Their mama is happier.



Healthier.




And that makes all the difference in the world!













































































































































































































































10 comments:

The Vintage Attic said...

So glad your groove is bad girl, because you are one creative lady, hate to see all that talent not being put to good uses.
Hugs,
Melissa

The Charm House said...

Wonderful Idea!!! This year I will have to pass on decorating for Valentine Day! After seeing this it is really hard. I have two big weddings in May and July that I am planning on and I am trying to stay somewhat focused on them!
Hugs and enjoy your tree!
Yvette

Jane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment. I think you have a lot of creativity/talent so I'm glad you are spending some time to do some projects. I'm going to follow and see what else you have in store.
Jane

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww. Great way to keep the love going!

Kristi Flanagan said...

What a fun idea - I love all of your Valentine Creations!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Kristi Flanagan said...

By the way - I'm so excited to see my blog linked up to you - sweet, sweet, sweet!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Kammy said...

Great idea !
Kammy

KK said...

Beautiful post. I really like your Valentine tree. And your decorations are fabulous. You are very talented. I know what you mean about not having time to create as much as you would like. Great job! You go Mama.

jillybee123 said...

OK, that's it! I am going to get one of those fake trees, leave it up allllllll year, and decorate it for every holiday.
I was sad too, when the Christmas tree came down.
Being home alone so much with this crazy Anemia(dear hubby away slaying dragons 10 hours/5 days), it can get a bit sad. That Christmas tree with the lights just cheered me up big time.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jilly

tamerakitten said...

Wow- I love it! Busy hands mean no eating and your mind on something constructive!!! Do you plan on keeping it up a while? Maybe a spring/easter themed tree??
Let me know if you'd like some spring/easter themed vintage pix-- got a TON of them still.....