New Year 2023

Although the year 2022 brought some hardship for my family, I feel hopeful going into 2023.  As the year begins, my dad has been moved into a specialty hospital where he will continue to receive the care he needs to fully recover and regain his strength after being intubated for so long.  With this transfer, he is receiving excellent care and the visiting hours are limited which I was not too thrilled about in the beginning, but I am seeing the positive side of it where I can now take time to take care of myself.  Like I have mentioned before and I reminded myself, it is extremely important to have self-care.  I know that my dad is in a good place where they are taking care of all his needs; therefore, I need to do the same for myself.  

As the new year 2023 begins, I took a moment to reflect on what I want to do and what direction I want to take in my personal journey.  I know that I want to continue living and experiencing all that life has to offer, therefore, I need to take steps to care for myself mentally, physically and spiritually.  At the center of all my goals, I have to take self-care into consideration and follow-through to be able to fully live life.  As one ofmy friend’s always tells me, you can’t pour from an empty cup.  It’s true, if you are exhausted mentally and physically, there really isn’t anything you can offer others and you are hurting yourself.  Self-care is not being selfish; it is self-preservation and self-love.  In 2023, self-care will be at the forefront because I want to give the best of me and not what is left of me.


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  1. February 16, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    I am so glad you are going to be able to take good care of yourself! Also that your dad is in good hands 🙏🏼. That is so helpful to your heart I know ❤️

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  2. February 16, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, I have been praying for you and wondering what happened to you and your Dad. Thank God you’re both okay. Sounds like a good place is taking care of him. Now you have to take care of you. It is extremely draining and debilitating. My husband and I each lost 30 pounds and were getting sick towards the end of taking care of my mother. We were working full time plus being her full time caretakers
    Take care and hang in there. God bless.

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    • February 16, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Ellen I’m so sorry about the harsh struggles that you have endured. I am reminded of the saying “What doesnt kill you makes you stronger.” You and your husband continue to be on my daily prayers always.

      We have gone through a lot this last couple of months but thanks to God and everyone’s prayers and good wishes things seem to be a little better.

      Now we both need to start taking care of ourselves to keep taking of everyone we love.

      Thank you for your kind words of encouragement support good wishes prayers, patience and understanding. It truly means the world to me. May God bless you always 🙏🙏🙏❤😊😊

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  3. February 16, 2023 at 9:35 pm

    You can’t pour from an empty cup…I like that, Kelly. Makes perfect sense. Sounds like your Dad is getting great care, and you have a solid plan in place for both him and yourself in the New Year.

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    • February 16, 2023 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks so much Bruce for your continuous kind words of encouragement and support. I truly appreciate you. Hope the New Year brings you peace, joy, love and many blessings.

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  4. February 17, 2023 at 4:24 am

    Dear Kelly so pleased you have time to ‘fill that cup’ . I have thought and prayed for you and dad often. May 2023 be a blessed year for you. 🤗🤗 Thank you for this helpful post.

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    • February 17, 2023 at 1:36 pm

      Dear Sandy thank you so much for your continuous kind words of encouragement support good wishes thoughts and prayers for both me and my dad. Honestly it means more than you know.

      How are you and your husband doing? How goes the traveling?

      I truly trust in God that this year 2023 continues to bring blessings of calm, healing, patience, understanding prosperity, and joy into all of our lives.

      May God bless you always 🙏🙏❤❤😊😊

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      • February 18, 2023 at 11:34 am

        Dear Kelly we are all fine now thanks and plan to travel as soon as it gets warmer. It will be good to be on the road. Continue to blessed in your love for Christ. 🤗

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