Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wife to Wife Wednesday

For their first Wife to Wife Wednesdays weekly link up, Wives of Faith wants to know what I plan on doing differently this year.

There are so many things I could say:
watch what I eat
exercise more
donate more
volunteer more
and the list could go on
and on

But I stop to think about me, something I never do.  My life revolves around others.  Being a public school teacher most of my day revolves around my students. Being a mom of three boys, the rest of my day revolves around them.  My life revolves around taking care of my children, my husband, our home, our church, my job, our pets.

I don't take care of myself.

This year, I want to.

To be the wife and mother God wants me to be, I have to take care of me.

To be the teacher, daughter, friend, and coworker God wants me to be, I have to take care of me.

These last two months I have learned to manage my time better. I have learned to take charge of my bad habits.  I have learned to focus on God and put Him first in my life.

Because I have focused on Him, I am finding that I am a better me. I like myself better.  I feel like I have become a better wife and mother.  I have learned to give up control and depend on others.  I have learned I need to take time for me.

So this year, I want to be more intentional in doing that. I don't want to feel guilty if I decide to go shopping for myself. I don't want to feel guilty for taking off one weekend with my husband.  I don't want to feel guilty for relaxing and saying no to activities that really aren't a priority in my life.

I want to take care of me. I want to make time for myself.  Hod do I plan on doing that? By keeping God first in my life.

What about you?  What would you like to do differently this year?  You can join us at Wives of Faith to find out what some other fine ladies are wanting to do differently.


  1. Taking better care of myself is something I want to do as well this year. YES to God first and foremost is something I really am striving for. It sure is hard to say no, isn't it? I'm learning to do that too. I'm learning that it's okay to say that I need to think on it or pray about it.

  2. Natasha - "taking care of ourself" seems to be a constantly evolving challenge. I agree that focusing on God is the only way we can find stability. Great post.

  3. I am also learning this by putting God First especially with my husband deployed it has been rough and I can see the changes in me and pray that others see them too!

  4. Jesus tells us to "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." It's important to remember to take care of us, so we can go love others!


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