I am not a mistake

Yes, you guessed it…I am still sick. So is my little man. The prednisone seems to be trying to work, but it also seems like my sinuses have begun a revolution of their own. It makes it hard to sleep…or function. At least I’m almost all caught up at work! That’s a great thing.

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. But you won’t discover this until you are willing to stop banging your head against the wall of shaming and caging and fearing yourself. (p. 84)” Geneen Roth, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything  (Source: Goodreads).

This quote struck me. It’s really something I need to remember. My kids love me. My husband loves me for who I am and nothing else. I am so fortunately. Maybe my health isn’t the best, but I have a roof over my head, food in fridge and cupboards, my kids are healthy. We are together and we are whole. That is so much more than many of the world has.

I need to remember to be grateful for what I do have. Grateful for everything around me. Grateful for where I live, and grateful for those who do love me for me.

Today I am most grateful for my parents who are not as young as they were. They are watching our youngest today who is too sick to go to daycare. My parents live next door to me. I would not trade that for the world. My children have had a retreat in times that they needed it in the form of their grandparents home. I could never pay them back for all that they have done for us.

One thought on “I am not a mistake

  1. a very heart-warming, heartfelt, open letter of thanks. reading this, made me take stock of my life and how truly blessed i am too. thank you for sharing this, personal and frank, piece. love & light to you x

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