This is what August taught me:
I realized that life’s circumstances often heighten my need to nurture. I have this tendency to step into “motherly” roles when they are not needed. I’m learning to check my motives before I try to be “helpful”, because in reality, this stage of life doesn’t need me as a mother. It needs me as a wife and a friend.
Although, this was a great time to start nannying again, because baby snuggles make life SO much better.
I’m learning not to doubt my Father’s intentions when my timeline doesn’t match up with His. He intends something gloriously grand here, but will allow it to happen when the time is right. Patience.
“Anyone who holds onto life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever— real & eternal.” | John 12:25 |
Once again, I’m learning what it means to rest. [see next tidbit]
To rest is to give attention to the Father and simply exist with your true identity. To be loved for who you are and not what you do or your productivity. To give attention to reality instead of the made-up fears & circumstances & what-ifs & recognize that God holds everything in His hands.
I will not carry the burdens of the world because I cannot be anyone’s Savior.
On a lighter note, I’m starting to save up and invest in slow, sustainable fashion and essential oils for relaxation. This is how I’m choosing to take care of myself in this new season.
This is what August taught me.