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.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
5.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
6.) Each host will choose one blog to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.