For the last three weeks, my Sun has been ill, very ill, to the point of hospitialization. A cold and ear infection turned into pneumonia and dehydration. I put everything on hold. Business, housework, friends, everything. My main focus was tending to my Sun’s needs. As days turned into weeks, I realized that even though my Sun was sick, I needed to preserve my energy so I could be of benefit to him. Frankly, at times I was running on empty. Then I realized that in order to help my Sun get better, I needed to take extra good care of myself. Running myself ragged was not doing my Sun any favors. I began to tend to my own needs by relying on Isaiah’s respite worker to get some badly needed time to myself to replenish. I made sure my Sun’s needs were taken care of while I was away by giving the respite worker good instructions and resumed meetings with my Entrepreneur Group and spent time meditating at my ashrym. The time away made a world of difference in my perspective and helped me be a better Mama. At first, I felt a bit guilty for taking a few hours to myself. Afterwards, I realized that taking time to care for my needs was the best thing I could do for my child. I came back refreshed and able to cope full heartedly. Taking care of yourself is truly taking care of your child.