So now I have to get on allergy meds myself and then start journaling. I have to note which days of the month this is happening on, when it seems to get worse, and if it does get worse, what things I ate that day, etc. It could even be stress related. Interesting huh? This sounds so tedious, but it's going to be my life for a little while. I have to start eliminating things for a week at a time and then seeing if my symptoms improve. As if I don't have enough going on being a wife, a mommy and the owner of a small business. lol. Such is life. If anyone has any insight on allergies that come on later in life, I'd love to hear! I feel a bit overwhelmed even thinking about where to begin eliminating things...
A read an excerpt in a cute book I have called Day-Votions for Mothers. I got this from my friend, Fay, and she did a guest post for me last week about her daughter with Down syndrome. If you didn't get a chance to read her story.. check it out here. It's a good one. Anyways, it's a great little book and you can literally read it over and over and still gain something from each chapter. Today the topic was too little resting, too little nesting. How us wives and mommies get going and going and sooner than later something will have to give.
Sometimes it will even be our health that will give.
A passage read:
God will give every mom the resources she needs to accomplish what he wants for her to do.
Ahh.. if I can only just try to remember that. I'm not doing this all on my own.
"It's useless to rise early and go to bed late,
and work your worried fingers to the bone.
Don't you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?"
There's a time to work and there's a time to rest... if we don't rest, something is gonna give. Maybe this is what my allergy is all about, I'm not really sure. But it sure is forcing me to slow down and take care of myself, which I often neglect because I'm more worried about my kids and everything else going on.
The prayer at the end of the little 2 page chapter was this:
Lord, forgive me when I try to cram too many hours into one day. Thank you for reminding me that as I rest in you, my children will sense my refreshed spirit as well.
I love that. I know my kids can sense when I have too much on my plate. I don't want to tell them to hurry up. I need to slow down. If I can't stop cramming too much for myself, I will do it for them. ♥
And in light of the world series... how about a little t-ball practice in the backyard!?
|And Sawyer makes contact!|
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