Taking Care of Me

Taking Care of Me

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.


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