Again, dear readers, I am sorry for the absence. Just know it may happen from time-to-time as I learn how to be a mother and as my lil’ squirrel goes through certain milestones. Like teething. Oy. It certainly has been worse lately, especially this week! But over the last two weeks, I’ve hardly taken pictures of my wraps. Though, I have wrapped, B”H, and not just plunked a hat on my head. It helps that I am in a co-op on FB for scarves and recently found a nice sale at Pat Catan’s, which is a craft store for those who don’t know it. I didn’t until I moved east. Anyway, that’s neither here nor there.
Well, Passover/Pesach is approaching and I have had my mind on it for a while but, as life goes, I have not had the opportunity to really prepare. I believe HaShem (G-d) coordinates the timing of stressful events in order to help one learn to deal with life. And so, here I stand…err, sit, before you really trying to control my stress. This is so important due to my adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism. I’m choosing mind over matter because I have seen it work in my life before where I chose to have patience with all (ok, most) customers in my retail experience. And B”H, it carried over into other areas of my life. Now, I want to be healed for my sake and, more importantly, for my family’s sake. Since I have become a mom, I have a little one that watches everything that I do which reminds me of my commitment from many years ago to raise my children in a peaceful home. I want Shalom Bayit. (Literally house of peace but more like a “complete” or “whole” house.)
So, one of the ways I am working on Shalom Bayit is to get myself completely ready in the morning. I am still struggling with how early I get up – and, unfortunately, not before sweetpea gets up, but I aim to get ready as if I am leaving as soon as I can. I am proud that I have been able to wrap on a daily basis; however, I have not taken pictures. What I am sharing today is yesterday and today.
Sadly, my husband didn’t care for either. I have striven to make my wraps (and outfits) beautiful to him which has added some stress because I feel like he disapproves. Want to know his response to this? “Women need to realize that it isn’t clothing that makes them beautiful, but that they make their clothing beautiful.” What a powerful statement that I just had to share.
Ok, my dear readers, I must away to finish for Pesach. Have a happy and kosher Passover for those who keep it. May you all be blessed.