Christmas Note of Encouragement
Dear Tired Mom,
Do you feel like you are running around in a circle with no end in sight?
Do you still have presents to buy or presents to wrap?
Are your kids going to the kitchen looking for a snack and you cringe at the question that is coming next. “Mom, where are the Christmas cookies?” Then your response is, “I haven’t made them yet.”
My sweet tired mom, at this point it is okay to readjust your list and start removing things from it. It is okay to not get everything done.
If you were to ask your family they would rather have you engaged with them in an activity together then have you running around with your head cut off.
It is also okay to sit back and relax with a good book, blanket, cocoa, and popcorn. It is okay to turn on a movie and sit back and relax or take a nap.
The key is to make the time to breathe, my friend. If you do, God will bless you with the time to get everything done.
You can only push your body so far before it shuts down. I promise this happens because it happens to me all the time. I am not good at taking my own advice.
God wants you to take care of yourself as much as you to want be there for your family. He created you and He knows what you can handle. He also knows there is strength in rest. This is why He commands us to do it.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NIV
My friend, truly examine what you have left to be ready for Christmas and allow yourself the ability to enjoy the next three days. It will go by quickly. Then before you know it, December 26th will be here and it will be over. Breathe, my friend, breathe and make the time to rest today.