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Learning to Rest

Posted Nov 18 2013 5:20pm
I have a confession for you. There's something I've been hiding.

I thought I was doing a good job, but it turns out that some people are on to me.

I've been sick for a couple of weeks. I'm headed back to the doctor today. This experience has really got me down. It turns out, I don't do idle time well. I'm not very good at resting. I think of myself as a care-giver and a nurturer of others, so it's hard for me to accept help and do a little self-care.
But, I'm learning. 
The other day my brilliant Mandy said to me "Mommy, when I'm sick you make me rest. You didn't make yourself rest." That one really cut me to the quick- I realized that she was right. I was carrying on as if nothing was wrong and my body was literally shouting at me to knock it off! 
So today I called in sick to work.
I spent the rest of the day on the couch watching TV, hydrating, & knitting. 
This is what I accomplished today.

It will be a sock when it grows up.

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