in the busy day to day “stuff” of life, don’t forget to take good care of you. i’m not talking about getting nails done, getting the hair done, getting away for a weekend, or having a facial; although all that sounds wonderful! i’m talking about taking good care of you on a deeper level. the not so fun stuff that we girls have to do.
the prevention stuff is what i’m talking about. the yearly appointments, the good old mammograms every year (or every 5 years for my younger friends :)), the cholesterol checks, the routine exercise to ward off the diseases we don’t want but we will get if we don’t take good care of ourselves, the good sleeping habits….you know, all those preventative things. there are so many things i can’t control regarding my health and circumstances, i figure i need to take good care of those things i can control.
thats what i’m all about this month. i’m getting all those unpleasant appointments and tests taken care of. i’m still staying up late because i’m a natural night owl, but i’m making an honest effort to get more sleep. i’m getting the regular exercise in. not to be a size 4, but to be a healthy 46 year old so i can carry on each day with strength and stamina.
just a loving reminder to all of you who i love dearly…..take good care of you. i love you and want us to grow old together.
remember my favorite photo that i posted a few days ago? remember me saying how those 2 little faces were the reason that i got on the right track and got my head and heart in the right place?
here are those same 2 faces today. 16 years later. oh sure they don’t need me the same way they needed me when they were 6 and 3. i wouldn’t want them to need me the same way since they are now 22 and 18 (almost 19). if they did that would mean i missed a major step in the parenting process during the last 16 years. it’s a positive thing that they need me differently now.
i am convinced, however, that they do still need me. they need me to be supportive. they need me to believe in them, trust them, and let them make their own decisions as adults. they need me to quietly and continually pray for them and their futures. they need me to take good care of me so that i am here for their futures. i’m talking weddings and grandbabies and such. 🙂
so i take good care of me. for their benefit. for my benefit. and because i’m taking good care of the “me” that God has seen fit to give.