Excuse the hiatus. Since my emergency room trip I’ve had to shuffle my business around a bit and discontinue working with one of my clients. I then went on a trip to see my mother in Utah, followed by a short vacation with my husband to Bainbridge Island in Washington. It’s been busy but wonderful.
We had the 20week ultrasound in amidst all of this and found out we are having another girl, hooray! Now all we need is to agree on a name… (Unfortunately we used the only 2 girl names we liked on our first daughter so this is proving to be quite the challenge.) Any suggestions? Feel free.
My blood pressure has stayed normal so far. Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes, they seem to be working! Plus, I haven’t had a panic attack since slowing my business down 3 weeks ago. Perhaps I really was putting too much pressure on myself. It’s hard not to because if you know me, you know that I naturally ‘go big or go home’ with whatever I’m doing. It’s hard for me to let things slide, whether that be a shower, a clean house, a client or checking things off in a certain order. I’m pretty driven.
Besides all of the above, I was involved in something lately that really knocked my pride and anxiety down flat. I can’t give you specifics as it would endanger the lady we assisted. Basically, we were able to help someone leave an abusive relationship and travel with her to the airport. We didn’t know anything but her name and situation. She was younger than me, with an 18 month old and a 3 month old. She was now a single mother, afraid and alone. My heart literally broke in two, and I wept as I watched her disappear amongst the throng- hopefully to happiness and safety. I remembered my own mother’s story, how she had to leave my abusive father, and I was so humbled by the strength that women like these have. I looked over to my husband, who despite being 6’7 is one of the gentlest men I’ve ever known. How grateful I am to be where I am. How wonderful it is that I am a daughter, wife and mother. Being a business owner and everything else melted into insignificance that day. I was quite brutally reminded of how much happiness I have in my life compared to some, and how I need to be better at serving others around me.
Feeling refreshed, happy and humble.
Bring it on life!