Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy at home!

Well, I have finally reached that point in my life where I have time to do things that I love!  While I was raising my 2 girls my life and time was happily devoted to them and making sure I did all I could to train them to be godly women, wives and moms.  We homeschooled so the only hobby I really did was sewing, because it was beneficial for our family.  I loved making things for them!

Now I am able to sit back and watch God do with them what pleases Him.  Our oldest daughter will have our first grandchild in about 7 weeks, Lord willing!  I am ecstatic and cannot wait to hold that little bundle in my arms!  I love children but I'm especially drawn to babies! I have the pleasure of watching my daughter as she prepares to be a mommy and honor God in that.  My latest passion has been sewing everything  I can think of for this baby, as well as monogramming most all of what I made!  What fun I've had!

I now have a room dedicated to my sewing, which is wonderful!  It used to be our school room so there were bittersweet moments as we transformed it into my sewing nook.  There hasn't been time until now to really get into embroidering so now I have it and am enjoying it so much.  I can't wait to sew some little people clothes again!  I have also acquired a love for vinyl lettering on the walls of our home and am completing my first project with some Scripture in where else, my sewing room!  I plan to put Scripture in other rooms so we can keep our minds renewed and refreshed!

Our youngest daughter is starting her second year of college and is doing so well!  While she is still at home, she really isn't here very much because she is also working so we don't get to see her as much as we'd like.  I think the Lord is slowly preparing me for the empty nest, which we will experience next year as she transfer to The Master's College in California, just like her sister did. I'm not sure I'm going to like the empty nest!  I want to be able to enjoy her for as long as I can!!

I have been happy, fulfilled, sharpened, humbled and taught by being a stay-at-home mom and wife and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!  It's where I am the happiest.  I have never desired to work or have a career, because I saw my home and family as my job, though it was not a "job".  It has been fun and wonderful!  We opened a business while our girls were still young and for a number of years, things were very tight financially and had I gone to work, it might not have been as tight.  We were not willing to give up my time at home with my girls because we realized how important those years were.  We learned to do without and got very creative with lunches some days when the cupboards were a little bare.  My girls remember those days with fondness and laughter!  We made memories you can't replace!

I have had people ask me if I am going to work now that the girls are grown.  Absolutely not!  I am still a homemaker with a husband who needs a nice home to come home to at the end of the day and I am preparing for having my grandchildren in my home, where training in godliness will still continue.  I am happiest in my home!  I praise God for the opportunity to do this for it is by His provision that I have been able to.  He has been ever faithful!  Titus 2 commands us to be "keepers at home" and I happily obey!!

Here are a few of the things I have recently done or am working on.

                                                         Gowns for my grandbaby!

                               A gallery of pictures of my girls (with one of my little dogs looking on!)

My sewing room thread board and current vinyl project along the top!

Happy at home,