Taking Care of Yourself

Taking Care of Yourself

When you have special needs children it is very important that you not only take care of your children but yourself as well. I will admit this is not my strong suite, I do not take as good a care of myself as I should. I will also tell you that I can tell and am starting to do a better job of caring for myself. I know a few people in my life that would say it is about time that you start to realize this and make an effort.

Since January 1 of this year I have been doing a Bible study daily where I read the assigned verses and the devotional that goes with it and then I write what I am taking from it or what it means to me and write out a prayer or letter one might say to God. I am trying to get more sleep than I normally do.  I am trying to eat earlier at night instead of waiting so late that some times I forget to eat. I am saying NO more than I have in the past about different things. And I think most importantly I am asking for help, which is something I have always had trouble doing.

What are some ways you take care of yourself while caring for your special needs child(ren)?

 

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“The Holy Writings Teach Us”:

4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (Romans 15 : 4 – 7 – ESV)

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“A Prayer to be Filled with the Holy Spirit”:

Dear Lord, I thank you for giving your life on the cross for me. I place my whole being into your hands. I humbly ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit, to stay with me always, to help and guide me. Lord, help me to be open, to listen and follow where Your Spirit guides me. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.

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“The Holy Spirit Intercedes for us”:

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8 : 26 – 27 – ESV)