You may have noticed I’ve skipped my goals post for the last five weeks or so. I’m not going to lie, the last few weeks have been ROUGH.
I’ve stopped doing anything on my goal list.
But then, last night when my husband and I were watching Criminal Minds on Netflix, I heard this quote:
“Tomorrow you promise yourself, things will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today, and you disappoint yourself again and again.” – James T. McCay
Ouch. It was like Dr. Reid was speaking directly to me.
You know, I’m not going to sugar coat it. This year has been hard. We found out not one but two of our kids have autism, and while some kids with autism don’t have meltdowns, ours do. I don’t want to go into too much detail because while this is part of my story, it’s not MY story alone; it’s also my kids’ story, and I want to respect their privacy.
However, it’s a well known fact that when you start ABA therapy, behaviors get worse before they get better, and we’re smack in the middle of the “get worse” phase. Since only one child has started ABA therapy, we’ll have to repeat this process again when the other child starts ABA.
But we’re doing it because we hope to reach our children and help them with their struggles in ways that we can’t help them now.
So, LIFE has brought me down to my knees, but that doesn’t mean I have to collapse. I’m stronger than that.
I’m going to work on reestablishing my goals, even in the midst of this epic struggle.
My only goal for this week is to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. That’s it.
I’m not going to count calories or try to limit my sweets or feel guilty about what I eat. I’m simply going to do what God intended we humans do–eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full.
How do you take care of yourself when LIFE brings you to your knees? I’d love suggestions. (And yes, while most of my goals have gone out the window, I’m still praying, alot!)