One thing that I've realized especially the last 6 months is I have to take care of myself. I have spent waaaaaaaay too many years forgetting about me
I had so many excuses the kids need me, I don't have time, H needs me, I have the housework, etc. In the mean time I was losing myself. When the counselor asked me what does Enchanted need. I paused and then the tears came. I had no clue
Coming here has been a real blessing, I understand so much more and for me knowledge means a lot. I'm the type of person that must seek wisdom and hidden truths. Guess that's why learnng about other religions and cultures has always interested me.
I have moments where I want to run away, there is just so much going on. When I first came here I explained having a husband that was abused, a daughter that is almost 15, another daughter that is having behavior problems, a son that is just a boy. My head spins and I don't know where to begin. I've learned by taking care of ME that I'm better able to handle what is happening in my life.
I went out and bought crayons, colored pencils, makers, paint, playdough, and different games. I wanted us to do these things as a family but also to the inner child within my husband and I know that everything is going to be ok.
I take bubble baths, go out for coffee at Starbucks with H, read, meditate, pray, take my vitamins, exercise, listen to relaxing music, etc
It's those things that makes my spirit calm and happy. But what I think makes the biggest difference is I'm not forgetting about me anymore
So after this lovely rambling of mine. Take care of yourself, you are special and deserve the love and attention from yourself!!!
ps hope it's not too mushy for ya LOL