Many women believe it is required of us to be in constant service and available to those we love. Which is probably why I have my phone now – what if the girls, my grandparents, or (whoever) needs me? Possibly like me, you have been conditioned to believe that in order to show love we must self-sacrifice, and display complete dedication to the wants and needs of the people around us (our husband, children, extended family, friends, church, etc). Often we set aside our inner desires, passions, and dreams, and instead pick up the vacuum with an empty sense of duty.
It is the 3rd snow day this week, I did not have the heart this morning to force Annaliese to go to school with Violet (who was happy and giddy with excitement to go). So Annaliese is home bouncing around downstairs as I take a few to pray, read, and write in my gratitude journal. I wanted to sneak on here quickly and share thoughts I had during this time. Hoping to be an encouragement as you start your plan to break down walls and strengthen your relationship with God in 2017, following my vision post yesterday.