For the Love of Oils
Last nights blog was on a spare of the moment feeling and I poured it and posted before I changed my mind. Blogging is a scary thing to me and yet I feel so much better after I do. Here is the rest of what I wanted to say before my internal clock ran out.
All this time had passed and I started becoming aware of things happening that I didn't like seeing. I was beyond exhausted all of the time, my patience with my boys was a disaster and I did not like looking at the woman and mama I was seeing in the mirror. Despite how much sleep I got and how positive a light I tried to look through I still felt like I was only walking backwards. I did a bunch of research, went through all my symptoms and came up with nothing substantial but my symptoms were on a lot of lists pointing to the thyroid. This seemed possible to me as a close family member also has had thyroid issues. So, although I hadn't seen a doctor to confirm anything I decided to see what oils there might be to help support the thyroid. I found Endoflex! I started taking it in a capsule with Sacred Frankincense, Grapefruit and Copaiba. I'm starting into my 4th week of taking it and I'll tell you I have felt happier, way more energy and the mama I knew was in me is back! I still haven't seen a doctor ( because lets face it, trying to see a doctor with 2 kiddos is tough, especially in the winter), but for now I feel renewed and thankful. I am thankful for a God who who put people into my life who truly care about me and thankful for creating nature to have what our bodies need to be their best.
My last blog was over a year ago! I wish it wasn't but I'm not disappointed in myself because I wasn't in the right space to write. The last year has been a roller coaster and I finally feel like I'm figuring out the new and improved roller coaster I have been upgraded to.
Last year I finished up MAT leave with Dallas and scrambled for a job in the area so I didn't have to travel too far. I got a full time job working 3:30-12 at a job I wished I wasn't at, even before I started. But, I had all day with kiddos and still could work full time. My hubby and I hardly saw each other and I started falling in to a rabbit hole I try so hard to stay out of. I cried out to God every night on my way home, I cried to Him in the shower, when I went outside to take the garbage out, pretty much anytime I was alone.
Of course, God being the God of Love heard me. Out of no where my old boss in London offered me management at one of his stores. Little did he know God was using him as the answer to my prayers. Although things got much better I was still left feeling awful having to leave the kiddos everyday and pray those I left them with would teach them right from wrong, would hug them when they cried and would wipe their dirty faces. My heart would break when my 3 year old would say "I miss you Mommy, I wish you didn't go to work". But on I went feeling like right now this was a trial I'd have to go through. Over the next 6 months our 3 day babysitter days had us stressed to the max! Our first babysitter had to start school in the fall, the second babysitter's Grandpa was ill and she had to move in to help him, then our 3rd babysitter lost her housing situation and had to move away. After the 3rd time I was beaten down. It felt like God was trying to tell us something. Was He telling me to quit the job He so abundantly provided us? It just didn't feel right! I was sick thinking about telling my ever gracious store owners I would have to leave.
God had other plans. When I told my boss my dilemma he quickly shut down the idea of leaving. He was adamant we could find a way! And... because of the kind hearts God had placed over me, my boss found a secondary online position that could fill 2 days at HOME! HOME people! With my kiddos! Then, our 2 day babysitter (which we all LOVE), without any prompting or hinting told us she would take the boys for a 3rd day! Bless her heart! And just like that my body full of anxiety and stress was calmed and God's love was poured out once again.
Hi, I'm Kim, a believer in all things Jesus, including the oils he's provided us. I love yoga, it's what gets me on the right path every morning. I have a part time job, which is perfect as I have more time with my 2 boys, Desmond and Dallas. I have an amazing husband who shares all the happy in my world and holds me through the not so happy. We love the simple life and strive for a little more simplicity every day.