The Facade of Beautifully Cold Days

Days like today are frustrating. It looks absolutely beautiful out, but it’s colder than I can put up with or justify for my littles so we’re stuck in the house.

The kids don’t grasp the difference between cold & warm, because if we‘re honest, they don’t care. They would just prefer to be outside. As would I, but not at the risk of making them sick or anything like that.

We’ve done our best to make the best of it, but at this point we‘re enjoying some toys, a movie, a suspiciously quiet puppy, and mommy gets her glass of wine.

Sadly, I messed up on my therapy days and I’m so grateful for reminder calls so I don’t drive out of town for no real reason. My appointment is actually tomorrow morning, instead of today like I thought. I can tell it’s been too long since I’ve gone, but when your therapist goes on vacation there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.

There are so many things on my heart, and it helps immensely to have someone who doesn’t know me not only validate my feelings, but give me a good road map on how to navigate everything going on.

I say it plenty, but I’ll say it again; if you’re struggling and you need help, please stop ignoring your needs and go take care of yourself. Normalizing mental health has to happen, and I will forever stand in tall and firm on this. Not everyone can Google how to fix themselves, make an itemized list, and heal themselves on their own. If you have that magical ability, I envy you. But, most people don’t, and needing help is always 100% okay!

Did you know I have friends who aren’t sure of their faith, and they’re still open to asking for prayers? Whatever is on their heart, they feel comfortable sharing with myself and my faith, and if that’s possible, then anything is! God is so good, and it just amazes me everyday He blesses me with another opportunity to help someone else.

I'm not perfect. I don’t have any degrees. In our worlds standards, you could classify me as a nobody. But, not in God‘s book! I have an open, accepting, and loving heart along with some wonderfully planted listening ears, and I’m more than ready to cheer you on.

I pray for people who don’t know I do, I pray for people I don’t even like, but I know God says to love them so I’m working on changing my heart.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to go putting myself in bad situations, but I can still pray for people who have wronged, hurt, betrayed, and even wounded me in ways others cannot begin to imagine. It’s part of my healing process, and God knows that. He knows I’m trying and that’s all it takes.

Don’t forget to go get yourself added to the prayer list and share your heart on the forum. This is, and always will be, a safe place.

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