My poor family ~ for days and days I shuffled along in my pj’s and slippers…exhausted, weary, empty. The couch and my blanky became my close friends. It wasn’t typcial me. It wasn’t pretty.
Thankfully, God has been renewing my weary soul. He’s breathed fresh life into me. Today, I’m feeling “built up” rather than “burnt out”. I sense “Cindy” is back! (Whew!)
I’m taking very good notes during this season of “rebuilding”. I want to learn (really learn!) these lessons. I don’t go through “Crash~ville” again!
I want to live at a “sustainable pace” and experience all that God has for me ~ His life, fullness, abundance and joy!
Someday maybe I’ll share in more detail about the initial re-filling. It would include things like….
Putting on lipstick (even when I don’t feel like it). Feeding myself good, whole food.
Letting the “shoulds” go.
Turning off the computer. Canceling some appointments. Saying “no” to good things.
Letting my email inbox stay full for awhile. Snuggling with my kids.
Forgetting about the piles. Praying with others.
Breathing….inhaling and exhaling. Feeling my feelings (even the disappointments). Walking my dog.
Spendingtime with good friends. Soaking in His love.
Yesterday, after recess duty, prayer walking, and coffee with a friend ~ I went into one of favorite party stores. Ahhh….it felt GOOD.
I purchased sombreros, maracas, and fiesta supplies. It was time for us to get our party back on!
My kids invited some neighborhood friends over for a fun little Cinco de Mayocelebration…
And the happy, non-weary, fully alive party hosts….
My sweet friend, as we head into May (which I think is as busy as December) ~ may I encourage you to build into your day the things that YOU love!
And my joy-filled, encouraging mom-in-love Jackie (another party girl!)….
…..I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers….
P.S.S. I’m linking up today at Momma Made It Look Easy. Stop by and meet some new friends 🙂
A good post with good reminders Cindy!Glad you still have moms to spend time with. And even though I don't anymore I will be thankful for all of the other special people in my life….like my girls who have given me grandchildren! And giving thanks for the priviledge I have of being a mom and grandma.God is so Good!Happy Mother's Day!Enjoy!Linda
Cindy, So glad you are on the way 'back'. Those weary and worn times are just tough. Blessings to you, my friend. Have a beautiful Mother's Day.
Cindy, it's so funny that you wrote this post. I think somethings in the air for all of us ladies…women…moms! I've felt unbelievably overwhelmed with life the past several weeks. I've been an emotional wreck and feel like a time bomb just waiting to explode. In fact, I posted on this very topic yesterday too…http://christiansupermom.com/restand based on the comments I got, it seems I'm not alone. Lifting you up in prayer!Many blessings,Rosann
Love this post. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Mother's Day!!
So thankful to hear you are feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. So thankful He comes with living water when we are dry. Happy Mother's day!
I am taking some time to reshape and make changes too. Thank you for your wisdom!