This year has been exhausting for me. Last year ended with a sudden death in the family right before Christmas and January came with a breast cancer diagnosis. I pushed through, waiting for treatment to end so I could rest and enjoy the summer.
I thought that all I had to do was make it through April, but then the bills came. I’d accrued these bills, and I refused to watch my daughter have a boring summer because we couldn’t afford to do anything. I worked overtime my first week back at work and continued straight through July. By August, I was always either crying or raging over something.
Why didn’t I take a break to rest?
Because every good mom put their child’s needs ahead of their own, right? Don’t you? After all, Christians are supposed to put other’s needs before our own, whether it’s our children, our spouse, our aging parents, our friends, or anyone else who needs care.
I love today’s’ featured post from Maree Dee’s beautiful blog, Embracing Life in the Midst of the Unexpected, because she gave me permission to put myself first. She also exposed the lies I’ve been telling myself and provided a wonderful printable with a list of ways to avoid burn out.
Have you been caring for everyone but yourself for far too long? Summer is over, but it’s not too late for rest.
Take The First Step And Click Here To Read Maree’s Post
“How To Resist In The Midst Of The Unexpected”
And Maree, feel free to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button and add it to your posts so your readers can celebrate with you.
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