Thursday, May 5, 2016

When the well runs dry

Image by Karen Arnold
I'm feeling a bit under-appreciated lately and I'm having a little pity party for myself today. That doesn't happen often, so I'm indulging for awhile. I think I've just spent too much time encouraging others, building them up, telling them how proud I am of them, and suddenly I don't have an ounce left to give. Nothing. Zilch. The well has run dry.

You see, no one can constantly give and give and receive little in return. Unless you're Mother Teresa, which I'm not. And if you're not careful, you'll find yourself in the same pit I'm in. It's so important that we take care of ourselves, too. Sometimes that just requires surrounding ourselves with people who give back. 

Ladies, as Mother's Day approaches, take some time to nourish your soul. This can be a painful time for many -- those who never married and never had the family they longed for, those who are infertile, those who have lost children -- in and out of the womb, those who are waiting for prodigals to return home, and those who have lost their beloved mothers. For all of us, I wish us peace this coming Sunday. May your longings be covered in grace.



  1. Sending you lots of love, what you do makes a difference. XOXO


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