Friday, March 15, 2013

Take Care of You

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word REST here.

Five Minute Friday

My dear sweet momma-friend...
can I speak something to your heart today?

It's ok to rest.

You have loved on and taken care of everyone in your life so well all week long.

You've gotten everyone off to school.
You've done lessons with your babes at home.
You've made beds, done laundry, shopped for groceries, cleaned house, made meals, helped with homework, taxied to dance class and ball practice, supervised bath time, read a bedtime story, and so much more each and every day this week.

It's more than ok to rest. You need to rest.
You need that time to recharge.

one of the most important things you can do 
for your family is to take care of you.

So friend...
Take some time today for you.
Make a cup of something hot and frothy or cold and sweet.
Curl up on the couch and read a book.
Paint your nails.
Call a sister-friend.
Have a nap.
Sit outside on the porch and swing awhile.

You deserve it.
You need it.
Love on yourself a bit today, momma.



  1. Wendy,
    there is such wisdom in your loving words. "You deserve it. You need it." We fail to fill our own cups, but it is so necessary.
    Thank you, sweet sister.
    Peace and good,

  2. and somehow, it's easier when you give me permission, friend!
    thank you <3
    {HUGS} Missed you last night! we'll need to chat again sometime soon:)

  3. I really need to be reminded of this so often:) Thank you, Wendy! I echo Nikki, It's easier when someone gives me permission!

  4. Yes, ma'am! :) Love that picture of the porch swing- until I look outside and see the falling snow!! :) What a beautiful, sweet reminder. Thank you, dear friend!

  5. Love this and too often I find myself not taking caring of me. God doesn't want us to run our selves to the ground, He wants us to enjoy this life He has given us. Thank you Wendy for this post!! All mama's need to read this.

  6. Dear Wendy
    I needed to hear this today, dear Wendy! Thank you, and your momma sounds like a great lady. Please tell her I think so!!
    Much love

  7. Great advice! As a single mom, it's so hard to find time to do anything for myself. I think I'll make time to go get a pedicure tomorrow! :)

  8. Oh Wendy - how you speak truth with such love and grace! How often do we forget that the taking care of ourselves enables us to take better care of everyone else too! Loved this my friend!

  9. I'm loving this today - especially with the sun shining after a cold winter in Idaho. I'm going to sit on the lounge chair and close my eyes for a bit. Thank you!

  10. This is awesome advise for all moms. I learned that I was a much better and understanding as a mom when I had had a little me time to rest

  11. That was lovely Wendy. Thank you for sharing. I love reading what you share. You have such a dear heart. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Wendy, I feel warm and loved already, just reading your words! I hope you treated yourself today! I enjoyed a long walk with my husband, an afternoon nap near a warm fire and now a cup of tea. It's beautiful when our families bless us with time to ourselves.
    More Grace,
    Donna ( -- More Grace) @donnamaeharris


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