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 🙂