Trust Rest :: soul calm {10/31 and FMF}

I just woke up from another nap.

I am napping a lot these days. Every day for the last few weeks and a few times a week in the weeks leading up.

Something about pregnancy and having a baby can wear a body out. Rather quickly and thoroughly.

Letting myself take naps has been a lesson in trust, however. Sometimes you would rather be up and about. accomplishing things. Or even just sitting on the couch writing, reading oooorrr watching a full season of Melissa and Joey on Netflix in 4 days….Nooo I didn’t do that. It was more like 3.5. okok.

But the point is, this time around in recovering from having this baby I have given myself the order and freedom to take naps.

I have to trust that things will get done without me – and if they don’t they don’t really need to be done.

I have to trust that quiet moments will come and I will be able to write for a few minutes when I want to or need to.

I have to trust that this extra rest now is making my body stronger and helping it to recover faster.

I have to trust the buzzing whir in my head that speaks of the need for rest and then find a way to indulge. Because sometimes what feels like an indulgence is actually a need.

And finding rest for my body allows my soul to have more rest as well. IMG_9474


I am blogging everyday this October on the theme of Soul Calm. I want to take the dust of the day and sift it through my fingers. I want to see beauty, drink peace, and rest in calm assurance. Let the dust drift away, seen and unseen, beautiful, maybe, but not mine to keep. I hope it blesses you. You can find the collection of Soul Calm posts here:

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3 thoughts on “Trust Rest :: soul calm {10/31 and FMF}

  1. Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from FMF. Boy did I need to read about trusting that what needs to get done will get done. We need to take care of our bodies and do what we can when we can. Thanks for the reminder. Blessings to you & your new little one!

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