Published on December 21, 2021, by Autumn Rise Foundation, Inc. in Blog Submissions
"As women, mothers, daughters, and sisters, we must allow ourselves to rest, relax, and rejuvenate during our healing process."
As women, mothers, daughters, and sisters, we must allow ourselves to rest, relax, and rejuvenate during our healing process. You could be healing from a physical ailment, from a mental condition, or an emotional situation. Far too often, as mothers, we never get to take the time to do this for ourselves. I am urging everyone who reads this blog to realize that without us, the people we help serve and take care of cannot survive if we don’t put ourselves first. We also must understand that we must display this to our kids; if we do not show it to them, who will?
Recently I had an ACL replacement surgery, meniscus repair. I was frightened out of my mind, afraid of what would happen to my children, what would happen to my businesses, and would my organizations be able to thrive without me? And the answer was yes, yes because I spoke up and out, sometimes we have to push our pain to persevere. Seeking self-discipline within my own life has allowed me to say that anything is achievable as long as I’m disciplined in what I’m doing.
I knew I had to have this surgery for about 5 years. The fear of being on medication, and learning how to walk again was holding me back. I knew if I didn’t have the surgery that I would suffer long-term. So I sought wisdom from god. After returning home from the surgery, I had a blood clot which I felt was another step back but it was another time when I had to push through the pain to persevere.
Knowing that my thigh muscle was completely dead and had to rebuild it and learn how to walk, I knew I had to buckle down and go to therapy. Not only go to therapy but do the exercises at home as well as schedule myself at a time in the morning and night to get all my exercise in. Today I am faring better now and taking care of myself has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Written by: Alexandrea Gonzalez, Executive Director
Autumn Rise Foundation, Inc.