I have a guest post to share with you today!
About 6 years ago, Nancy Horton, a wife and mother of 3 from my church, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After fighting and defeating the disease, she wrote a couple of books about her experience, which you can find by going to her website by clicking the link below. Despite her busy schedule, Nancy was able to write a few words of encouragement and wisdom to share! You’ll also be hearing from her again soon as she’ll share about her children’s book, The Big, Fat, Bald Head!, which her son inspired and illustrated.
Hi, my name is Nancy Horton and I’m guest posting for Savannah today. I’m an author and inspirational speaker. Please feel free to drop by my website, Hope In Darkness, anytime you need a little inspiration and check out my books Hope in the Midst of Darkness and The Big, Fat, Bald Head!
I’m the mother of three healthy, energetic boys. Even though their ages are fifteen, fourteen and ten now, I remember how tiring it can be to have little ones. I used to be what people considered the “Super Mom.” The house was always immaculate, I loved to cook and bake and still managed to sit and play with my kids, kept the laundry up, took the boys for daily walks to the park, visited the library and invited friends over for play-dates. Staying up past midnight to do all my work enabled me to pack all these accomplishments into my day. Eventually this type of schedule will wear a person out.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, I learned to reset my priorities and learned to let a few things slide. Burning the candle at both ends can be very dangerous. Learn to let a few things go and take a little time for yourself. The dust will wait.
I was a perfectionist and people pleaser, afraid of being rejected. My father had abandoned our family when I was two, leaving my mom to raise five children on her own. I thought that if I kept everything perfect around me that others wouldn’t have a reason to discard me. This sometimes has the opposite effect. People eventually tire from the pressure of trying to keep up with your standards.
I hope you take my words to heart and set reasonable goals for yourself, enjoy each day for all it has to offer, eat healthy food, drink pure water, exercise and get proper amounts of rest. Most of all, enjoy being who God created you to be. If you don’t love yourself, you won’t be able to truly receive the love others try to give.
Author & Inspirational Speaker