Wednesday, June 25, 2008

savvy by design

I thought I would share a little about how I came up with my blog title. Well I didn't really want to do a blog all about being a graphic designer... to tell the truth I didn't know if I would have a theme at all. I just wanted something where I could put my thoughts down and get them out. So after much debate with myself. I wanted something that would encompass me as a person. Over and over again ... especially after having my first child, I find myself being a devourer of knowledge... I want to know as much as I can about having the best pregnancy, birth, being the best parent, living the eco-friendliest life etc. I hate to admit it but my husband is rubbing off on me and I am so hungry for knowledge. I want to be well-educated and savvy about every life choice. God gave me this beautiful life and I want to be a good steward of that... no matter how nutty it makes me look or feel. I feel like I am growing into motherhood. Everyday I am making new choices about how I want my child raised, how I want my house to be run, how I am going to interact with my husband, how I am going to take care of my body. A lot of the choices I make are not so glamorous... for example .. I make my own laundry soap, use cloth diapers/wipes, make my own dish detergent, baby wipes solutions etc. All these things take extra time and energy but they are worth it to me.

I still find myself embarassed a little. I had someone in church last Sunday ask me what I used for laundry soap for my cloth diapers and she said, "you must use dreft".... I turned a little red and slowly said "No... I make... my own... laundry ... detergent." Spaced out just like that too! I usually don't get asked that question so I don't share that sort of thing. There is just this "hippy, braided hair, smell bad" attachment to things like that. I don't see us as that... we are pretty modern in our tastes but I just think people knew what they were doing before all these chemicals went in everything we buy. And why not take a little extra effort to be healthier and it's cheaper! Having a baby has cost us little to nothing between breastfeeding, cloth diapering/wipes, and clothes that were given to us as hand me downs or at my baby showers. We have been so richly blessed. I hope that it is a direct consequence of me taking my stewardship seriously. So ... all that being said... I didn't intend to write a novel.. this was actually going to be a short post ... oh well! I think God designed me to be savvy in all that I do. Be thoughtful in every choice and every step. Savvy by design.

Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Deuteronomy 15:10

1 comment:

Sara said...

Ha ha! You granola-to-the-max hippie, you! I bet you don't use deoderant either... :P

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