The Need to not be Needed

Do you ever feel like everyone and everything depends on you to function? With my family, I handle juggling schedules, school, individual needs, food, attitudes, etc. My husband is a great provider for our us and works outside of the home so I take care of most everything else. Now I love my job as mom and all the responsibilities that come with this important role BUT…

I don’t have the “need” to be needed all the time. I want my family to do things for themselves and not expect to have me involved in every little detail. I don’t need to be a part of every decision that needs to be made with my family.

I know these are times when I need a momma break where I can be by myself to recharge my batteries. If I’m always exhausted and on empty, how can I fill my home and family with love and encouragement.

I have recently found that I like to color. Amazingly enough, I don’t like the adult coloring books because they are too much for me. I like color by numbers! It gives me something to calm myself but I don’t have to make any decisions. It tells me what to color and where and the pictures are big enough that I don’t get overwhelmed by the detail. It really is relaxing for me!


I love my family and all the fun and craziness it brings. I also know I need to take care of myself and make sure I’m the best me I can be.

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