I am looking to replenish my health, my spiritual mind, my mama heart, and my creative meter.
I have been so hyper focused about "fixing" myself, that I forgot about myself. I was focused on losing weight, getting things checked off my to-do list, and creating this mountain of work for myself that I forgot to look at myself. I suffered a torrential flare-up and ignored the signs until I was in bed, unable to face the day.
This month I am turning my focus on myself. I have been working on getting my flare-up under control and toward the end of March I finally felt hope (my word of the month) and I finally felt that I was coming out from under the worst of it. I want to continue to replenish my body by taking it easy and giving myself grace.
I want to replenish my spiritual life by finishing my Bible study and then doing some free Bible reading without deadlines. I want to be lead through one of the gospels and just let the Word of God speak to me without having to think about discussion questions or keeping up with a time table.
I will replenish my mama heart by lessening my outside commitments so that I can enjoy my children. Homeschool is going to be lots of read-alouds, stress-free creative assignments, and continuing to look toward time off in June.
I will replenish my creative meter by doing art. It doesn't matter if it is cross-stitch, coloring pages, or writing a blog post, but I need to make it a priority to give myself this time.
This month I want to slow down, rest up, and refill my meters. I cannot minister to others if my own vessel is empty. This is the month I become full again, in order to be a better vessel for God in the future.