It’s been a rough year full of new adventures, ups and downs, and a fully loaded schedule. I am one to pile my plate high with any and everything. For some reason, I feel expected to do it all, and that the more I cram into my daily schedule, the better. Needless to say, I burnt out very fast, and it all caught up to me extremely fast.  

I have learned to accept the things that I can not do, and accepting the fact that I am only human, and I have a limit. I have learned to enjoy our quiet, down days at home, and understanding sometimes, rest is best. Embracing that I have a gracious husband and children who have been quick to forgive me and love me unconditionally on my bad days caused by my exhaustion and stress from all of my activities, commitments, and duties. Most importantly, having a loving, gracious Heavenly Father who has shown me nothing but undeserved grace and mercy with my taking my focus off of Him, and for always picking me back up when I am down. The Lord says in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness”. Amen!

How reassuring that no matter how many times we are far from perfect, He is there, loving us at our worst. Praise God that He doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He loves us, and embraces us… imperfections and all.

Haley Clayton

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