Oh my... Time has truly gotten away from me! I have missed several weeks of blogging. Mainly because I just have not felt well.
As much as I love pouring my heart out. Often doing the simplest of tasks wear me out and make me feel extremely drained. Then the enemy likes to sneak in and make me feel guilty for not pushing through and taking care of me.
However I am learning my Daddy wants me to take care of me! I am not of any good use to Him drained and unable focus. Sometimes it's during these down times when I have the most growth and healing through Him! Because I am able to focus on just Him and not my to do list! I am learning that my to do list can often take me away from what He has for me! Like talking to a friend who needs encouragement rather than mopping. Spending extra time in His Word rather than cleaning the house! My list could go on forever. I don't feel it needs to though! You get the point. I am so happy that I have learned that my home doesn't have to be spotless for someone to feel welcome! It's okay not to put my makeup on because I am going somewhere, my hubby thinks I am beautiful with or without! After all Daddy may use me to help someone else have the courage to do the same! I am not created perfect. Perfectionism is a joy killer. It gives us the false impression that if I don't seem like I have it all together. Nope is going to want to come around or appreciate me. However I must say that I respect the woman who is real and has crumbs on her counter from lunch probably more than the woman with an immaculate home! Especially if you have lil people!
The reason why is because it proves to me she is more worried about spending time with her guest than worrying about the perfection of her home!
God wants us to know it's okay not to have it all together. He loves us even when we are a hot mess and well put together queen.
I played on the floor with my grandbaby last night with a basin of water and bath toys. we stripped down into his diaper. He had a blast right there on a towel on my floor making a wet splashy mess. It hit me why I didn't do those simple things with my own girls? I wish I had! I wish I had allowed them to splash water all over my floor! However I can remember messes that spilled into every room playing Barbies, house with dolls, restaurant and doctor for hours and sometimes days at a time.
Those are some of my favorite memories with my girls! Even in this time of separation as we try to go forward to find our way back to visiting in person. It's okay not to have it all together. We can still minister to one another in friendship even if we do not have it all together! I am sure glad my Daddy loves me even when I don't have it all together.
It's okay to take a step back and take care of me! After all I am not no good for myself or any other if I don't give my best yes or no !
Before leaving you this afternoon I want to share some very exciting news! My oldest daughter had her gender reveal on Saturday! We are so very excited to announce we are expecting a little boy this November!
We could not be more excited ! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me today!
Prayerfully Yours ~Shellie~