Forced into Self Care
I am sure you have noticed, it has been pretty quiet here at Perfectly Blended and Blessed. It wasn’t because of the holidays or because I was just too busy with finding great holiday shopping deals. In fact, I actually spent the entire weekend in bed.
“I can’t remember a time I felt so scared. I didn’t want to die.”
You see, I spend a lot of time encouraging other moms to take time for themselves. I remind them of the importance of self care while they are being supermom to their families. I tell them to pay attention to their health because they are also important.
Somewhere along the line, I forgot to follow my own advice. This weekend, I ended up in the hospital. I had been running my own body into the ground and almost lost my life. I had failed to take care of me in the midst of trying to take care of the world.
Moms, YOU ARE A PRIORITY!!
This weekend, I was humbly reminded that I can not care for anyone if I do not care for myself. I have to put my life as a priority also. I was reminded that I can’t pour from an empty cup. I was also reminded of how much my children and husband need me. I sat in my hospital bed imagining how broken and hurt my family would be if something happened to me. I imagined them feeling angry with me for leaving them. Then it hit me!
My Health is Important
I have tried many times to change our eating habits or exercise routines, but have always gotten off track for some reason or another. This weekend, I made a decision that all excuses must stop. I have to make some major changes in our eating and our self care routines (don’t forget to come back for those post😀).
I made a decision that there is no better time but the present to start taking care of the temple God has given me. I also accepted the responsibility that I have to teach my children how to care for themselves and see themselves as important.
I am thankful that God saw fit to extend my life. That tells me that my purpose is still yet to be fulfilled. God has a calling on my life and I need to take care of my body so He can use me for his glory!!!
Each day is a reminder that you have a purpose. Are you living that way?
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