Dear self

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Dear self,

There are a few things I need to share with you.

1. Chill out. Cut yourself some slack. Lower those ridiculous higher than humanly possible expectations. This mostly applies to homeschooling but it could just possibly apply to other areas of life.

2. Get yourself out of bed in the morning and get your butt exercising. You’ve been saying “I’ll start tomorrow,” for about four months too long. Yes, you need to cut yourself some slack but you also can’t afford a new wardrobe right now.

3. You’ve been doing a good job of having a devotion (albeit short) in the morning. That’s awesome. Don’t forget to pray throughout the day too. Your friend Jenny reminded you of that recently didn’t she? Great advice!

4. Ya know those cupcakes you and the kids made today? Don’t eat them all ok? Cooking is a great activity to teach the kids lots of stuff but its not an excuse to eat more than a small country could consume.

5. It’s ok that you stayed in your pj’s yesterday and that the kids watched tv or played games on the kindle all day. Just don’t do that every day, ok?

6. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. I know that’s hard for you but you have so many that care about you. Whether its help with the kids, or advice about homeschooling or just an ear needed to listen. It’s ok. It doesn’t mean you are a bad mom or wife. It means you are a normal mom.

7. It’s ok to still be sad. After Pat, your mom and dad were your best friends. It was a huge loss to lose them. “Huge” is an understatement I know. But remind yourself every day that because of the love of Jesus, you will see them again! How awesome is that!? There was a time when that wasn’t true. So it’s ok to be sad. It’s ok to mourn and you will for the rest of your life. But rejoice too. There is so much to be thankful for.

Well that’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll be back another time. Have a good night. Good luck convincing your husband to watch Grey’s Anatomy!signature

One thought on “Dear self

    Jean and Jerry Hofer said:
    January 19, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Wow Missy – it is so good to receive this! It is okay and you are loved. Jean and Jerry Hofer

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