Saturday, May 24, 2008


I was prompted within me to continue on or make a lengthy comment about a post I read over at Mommy etc, leading to another post over at 'Pleasant view schoolhouse'.

It was about being the homemaker and what being a homemaker really means. I was so convicted, not that I don't already do some of these homemaker things but the attitude "I" have behind it. I think this is what I have to do, or this is my job, I get all flabergasted and frustrated because my to do list is still not done. Oh, there is another day.

What I felt so strongly with in me is that my attitude is not of the homemaker that I long to be. Notice key word 'long' to be, not 'have' to be.

So, I challenged myself to be a homemaker and a homemaker with the attitude that I long have. I am sure this will be a stretch for me but we will never know if we can if we don't try; and I would rather fail knowing that at least I tried.

I started my first homemaker 'attitude' project friday.I was so excited

and I ended up having so much fun. May is my favorite month because it is my birth month and so many wonderful plants are in bloom and the fragrances are so sweet. the flower of the month is the Lily of the Valley, I have an amazing crop of this very delicate and fragrant flower. I picked a beautiful bouquet of Lily of the valley and then I baked my Husband and my big mister's favorite Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I displayed it beautifully on a table in the kitchen. Men and boys do also enjoy and appreciate pretty and dainty things.

to prove this, I walk in the door from gathering my lily of the valley to arrange my bouquet, and Big Mister comes over and say's "oohhh Mama I want to smell". As he takes a big sniff of the fragile little bell like flowers he say's "hhhmmmm". I look forward to trying new things each week and doing it with the intent to have a serving homemaker attitude that "I long" to have. These are some pictures that I took of my presentation and I did edit them also for a little variety. God Bless!


Lisa said...

Love it--you are a Martha Stewart in the making :)

Wendi said...

I really appreciated this post. So often I get caught up in what needs to be done. It can be overwhelming and take the joy out of life. I'm with you on the attitude adjustment.
I love the pictures! I am curious how you did the first one (The vertical lily of the valley series of pic.s) Really beautiful!! What kind of software do you have?

mamachristina said...

wendi, The lily picture is 3 different ones that I crop and added softening and green tint, then put them on a larger canvas and added a recessed frame. I use photoshop 5.0.
thanks for your compliment, Christina

Elizabeth said...

a great do so much as a mom & wife, you put me to shame. can't wait to see you next week! *elizabeth

Purple Teacup said...

So pretty! You are very talented. I struggle with staying at home. I am confident in my mommy abilities, but as a wife and housekeeper I need a lot of work.....

virginia said...

You do a great job,and I know that for a fact.We do our best and love our families and that is what count.I love being a homemaker and thank God for the oppurtunity.