At work I was a skilled and compassionate nurse. At church I invested heart and soul as a primary teacher, den mother, young women’s leaderr, choir member, whatever I was called to do. At home I was a deeply devoted and exhausted mom to three kids. Honestly, most days I was overwhelmed by all the responsibilities. But I did the best I could. We ate cereal for dinner on really hard days.
While I raised my children I remember watching myself over-expend energy. I was aware of what I was doing: helping and working, sharing and caring for everyone who needed me. However, it seemed there was never enough time in the day to provide for myself what I routinely (and for the most part happily) provided for others.
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