This is Mariann ❤️ She is my daughter-in-law, Elijah’s momma and Tyler’s wife.
I don’t want to tell her story as much as I want to sing her praises. There’s not one day that my heart does not think of her and her heartache over the loss of my son. The painful knowledge that every moment of Elijah’s life will be done without Tyler, is sometimes too much to bear for me. Yet, if you could see her, meet her, you would be in awe of the grace by which she carries herself.
Her heart has been shattered and her world forever changed and her sorrow over the loss of Tyler always a little part of her but she is the best little momma, carrying the weight of what must be done and doing it so absolutely, beautifully. ❤️ She sent me this picture of her and Elijah the other day, she does that often and she will tell me she loves me or is thinking of me. Her compassion over my broken heart has been so sweet and kind and I just treasure this girl so, so much.
With all the things my son struggled with in life, my heart is forever thankful that he got to experience the love of this girl and I could not ask for a better mother for Elijah. ❤️❤️ Say a prayer for her and Elijah, and sing her praises ❤️ I simply just love you, Mariann @muddyboots7
You Are Lovely... don’t believe the lie
I’m still here I’ve been watching from a distance so I’ve been quiet on my posts on the “grid”been doing my wee stories so thought I’d better get back to it 🙌 as I do love this community on instagram
Not doing the New Year new me thing it is a new year and I’ll just be being a better version of me,
last year the only thing I wanted to be was more mindful and I did just that this year more mindfulness and kindness that includes being kind to me and having no guilt about it
Also using NO as a sentence no explaining just no that’s should be sufficient 👍.
So what do we have that we can give someone who is in great need? Give them Jesus. He is the ultimate "one step" program. I am reminded of Peter's words, " Silver or Gold, I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk." The next time you are working with someone in a desperate situation, remember this.- Pocket Devotions
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” - Acts 3:6 NKJV
But Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have; but what I do have I give to you: In the name (authority, power) of Jesus Christ the Nazarene--[begin now to] walk and go on walking!” - ACTS 3:6 AMP
A S S E R T I V E N E S S ⠀
People-pleasers, raise your hands🙋♀️⠀
People-pleasers are often well liked, because come on, who doesn't like someone who aims to please you. People-pleasers are often described as caring, nurturing, and supportive, sounds good, right?⠀
Well, the flip side to people-pleasing is that if you spend all of your time pleasing others, there may not be any time left to take care of you.⠀
People-pleasers often say "yes" when they really want to say "no", which makes them appear to be agreeable, however, this agreeableness is at the expense of the people-pleaser's self-care.⠀
Being assertive will lead to better balance, and better boundaries. Assertive people check in with themselves and do what feels right for them. That might mean helping a friend move, and it might mean that you rest on a day you originally had social plans. ⠀
A benefit of being assertive, and checking in with yourself, might mean that you have a balance of being there for others, and supporting yourself, and believe it or not, people will like this version of you too. ⠀
Being assertive, setting boundaries, and checking in with yourself are all acts of self-care. Bonus, when you take care of you, you will be better equipped to take care of others. ⠀
You are worthy of more than just your left-overs. You are worthy of self-care.⠀