Hey, Fit Friends!
I wanted to share something with you that absolutely stopped me in my tracks and left me speechless.
I’ve been struggling this week. I’ve just been feeling… blah. Flat, unmotivated, deflated and yesterday was a particularly hard day for me. My whole family noticed it. My kids both noticed and when my husband got home he asked me what was wrong because I seemed so down. You know that feeling when you’re in a funk? You’re just totally in a funk and you can’t get yourself out of it? That’s how I felt.
Today I woke up and really worked toward climbing out of that dark place. I’ve decided to face the day and really take it head-on. As you know from my previous blog post, I say a prayer for each of my children out loud before they leave for school. My husband has been watching me do this as long as its been a habit and I never thought anything of it. Anyhow, the kids walked out the door and right before my husband left, he gave me a hug and he held on to me and prayed out loud for me.
It makes me want to cry thinking about it because, you know, so much of what we do as moms and wives and caretakers, is pray for other people. Take care of other people. For him to take that step to pray for me, and give me an extra boost in my day and an extra feeling of support… it made me feel loved and cherished, and noticed. You know how if you’re not having a good day, or if you’re struggling with something… to know that someone else sees you and cares for you and wants to make you feel better, it just makes all the difference in the world. It totally took my breath away.
He prayed out loud for me to have a good day and for me to feel better and come out of my funk and get my joyous, peppy personality back. I don’t get into these funks often and I don’t usually stay long, but we all have those moments, don’t we? We all have moments where we struggle and we just don’t feel our best, and we let that self-doubt and fear cloud us. That feeling can really mess with us. I don’t like being in that place and I’m not someone who goes there often, so when I am having a moment, it’s very noticeable.
My son said to my husband at dinner last night, “What’s wrong with mommy today? She just doesn’t seem right.” And he was right- I wasn’t right, y’all!
I guess I just want all of you out there to know that we don’t have to be on our a-game every second of every day. There are going to be days where we need support. Days when we need more love and when we need to be lifted up in prayer, and we can’t always be the ones giving it. Sometimes we need to receive it.
My husband blessed my life today. He blessed my day and started me off with a totally different mindset because I know I’m loved and cared for. It just kickstarted my day on a much better foot than yesterday. He may not ever really know the impact that his action had, but it made such a huge difference for me today. It also showed me how doing that for my children each day is an incredible thing. If I can do anything to help them have a great day and a positive attitude before they even leave the house, that’s a wonderful thing. When you’re prayed for, and you know it, there’s just something that’s added to your mindset that makes you feel unstoppable. It makes such a big difference.
I wanted to share this with y’all today because I want you to know how much your prayers can mean to other people, and I also want you to know how much being prayed for can mean to you. Don’t feel like you have to have your game face on all the time, don’t feel like you always have to have your suit of armor on. It’s not true. We all need support, we all need to be loved, we all need to be prayed for. When difficult situations present themselves and someone wraps their arms around you and prays for you, embrace it. Breathe it in and let it bless you. Know that you’re worth it too.
Keep believing in yourself. Don’t fall into fear and self-doubt. You have so much to give.
Y’all have a blessed day.