Monday, July 18, 2011

My little obsession


I have  a little obsession with aprons. Old ones, new ones, striped ones, but they have to be cute ones. I made my first apron back in Home Ec in the 7th grade. I still remember how frustrating it was to work on that sewing machine. We didn't know anything about sewing but my teacher expected the class to just sew an apron..just like that. haha, we made it through, though cause' I have the apron to show for it.


My girls were each given an apron for a Christmas present, I was given one for helping with my niece's wedding (which was like the best present ever. In case you need any ideas..and it had my name embroidered on it..luv at first sight)... it has just progressed from there. I've received them for Mother's Day or on my birthday.


I'm not really sure where my luv for them came to be but I do have a memory of my step-mom wearing one every time she was ever in the kitchen. Hers said" kiss the cook" and it was red.. she always looked so cute in it with her red hair. Although, I think she was going for the "I don't want to get stains on my clothes_look".


Anywhoo while cooking/cleaning the other day.. I had to check my attitude. I can sometimes get into the mindset of this is all I do.. fix breakfast, clean the dishes, fix lunch, clean the table, cook dinner, clean up & put up leftovers, etc, etc.. But I was reminded the other day that Jesus was a servant_He came here_to earth and He served people_sick people, poor people, his family, even those that all they wanted was a touch from Him.. and that's what I'm supposed to do. I'm supposed to serve my family with a happy heart not one that's kinda mumbling on the inside. They may need food fixed or maybe they just need to feel my touch.


So now putting on that apron takes on a whole new meaning...as I slip it over my head and tie the laces around my back...I remember I'm here to be a servant_ to first serve_and then to be served.


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17 comments:

  1. your aprons are gorgeous. love aprons too. i buy them and buy them (old or new) and then i don't wear them because i don't want them to get ruined. DUMB!
    i totally get in the all i am is a housewife rut. but truly we are so much more. i have to ask my self everyday what would jesus do. :-)

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  2. I am LOVING your headband! oh and your hair...beautiful!

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  3. you and i have the same obsession!

    i love wearing aprons. it reminds me to slow down. take it all in. enjoy the moment of serving - serving through cooking. serving through cleaning. serving through listening. mine are tucked in right by our stove in our tiny kitchen, but always on display to me, as a reminder and inspiration!

    visiting from life made lovely!

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  4. Love this and the reminder of our calling to serve. I'm all about the "wearing them not to stain your clothes" look too..half of my holiday pics have me in my old red hand me down from Ms Dianne from The Bluebird Cafe in TN. Ha! Glad you loved the apron so much..now I won't rack my brain if you help out with the next wedding too since I know you have started a "collection" :)

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  5. I love this reminder! And I love my aprons..I probably have a few too many!

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  6. encouraging reminder, much needed this morning.

    first to serve. then to be served. AMEN.

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  7. I love the term "attitude checklist" as I need that in my daily live too. Great pics!!!

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  8. The apron reminder is such a good one! I love the reminder that Jesus was a servant.

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  9. such a great reminder and such a great reason to LOVE your aprons even more. thanks for linking up!!

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  10. Amen! It's all about serving - and look at you all PRETTY doing it :)

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  11. i love that photo of you with your daughter hugging you from behind. precious! glad to have discovered your blog today. blessings, lora

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  12. Hehe I love that you made the point "they have to be cute ones"! The picture of your daughter hugging you is absolutely precious. Thank you for the simple reminder that we are called to serve Him and other around us. :)

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  13. Love your aprons and I love this post. You are BEAUTIFUL. I love all the pictures! Thank you for sharing!
    P.S. I love the yellow toes. :)

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  14. ((Could I have said 'love' anymore?))

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  15. The aprons are beautiful! I love mine, and my daughter and I always get matching ones. It just makes cooking seem a little more glamorous! Plus, I always spill everything all over myself! I love this post, very true words! Following via GFC, follow back if you like... http://mom4realky.blogspot.com

    Jessica K

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  16. Ummm....couple a things....Love the hair. Need the headband tutorial {you make them right?} love the yellow toes and I want a apron. I eye the anthro ones every time I go in but then it would just hang cause id be afraid of getting it dirty, but i want one!

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  17. this is a beautiful post and something i definitely needed to be reminded of today. thank you for linking up! xoxo.

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