Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Thought for the evening before I go to sleep

As I was browsing a few of my favorite blogs and some links from those, I was reading about Soule Mama on her blog and her desire and need to create. The kids were all asleep (I mean, ALL) and Brian was spending some guy time with a friend. I was alone, sort of. And yet here I sat in front of the computer aimlessly clicking. Yes, there was some good reading to be done, but I could be doing so much more. As I read, I felt the call to step away. Step away, fill my mug with the steaming coffee my husband made me and create. And so I did. I cut and I stacked some of my newly laundered and pressed quilt fabrics.

As I worked and sipped, I thought. I thought about our need to create. I find a great desire in myself to create thigns, especially things of beaty. I think we have this need because it was placed there by our Creator Himseldf. A reflection of Him. Creating is part of our very nature. Whether it be quilts, magnets, aprons, gardens or paintings, it is a joy to create. I take great joy in it. I think I will make a point in the coming days to carve out a little time each day to create. How refreshing!


Melissa said...

What a lovely reflection! And so true. I don't think I've ever really thought about it before, but you are right!

Today, I will step away. Today, I will create!

Thank you, Celeste. And a very happy, creative day to you! :)

Crafty Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day just a little late! I have been doing some creating myself lately. Thus keeping me away from Blogdom. The pictures of you and the kids are beautiful. I love watching them grow up.