Monday, December 13, 2010
Since my lapband surgery, I've had more health problems than I've ever had in my life. Now that I weigh over 400 pounds, my body is struggling to do what I was doing 100 pounds ago. This makes sense, of course. My sweet husband has been picking up the slack in our home - helping with laundry, dishes, kids, etc. It was only recently that I realized that I had become accustomed to his helping and began to count on it. I was doing less and wasn't expecting myself to do more than I had to do. Then one day, the light bulb came on: I am a homemaker. It's MY job to take care of the house and the kids. Suddenly, my role was clear and I began doing as much as I can do. It's amazing. I was depressed when I wasn't doing as much around the house, but now? I feel fantastic and am super happy! I know that it's reduced the stress that Tyler feels, too. It was such a wonderful realization for me.
Articulations by Jill Pierce at 9:19 PM