Missing Ingredient: My Hubby
I’ve said it so many times to so many people: we are nourished by other things besides our food. In fact, there are things that are primary to our health – relationships, career, spirituality, exercise, rest – that if these things aren’t in balance, it doesn’t matter how much broccoli I eat, I won’t be healthy.
So I guess it should come as no surprise to me that since my hubby has been gone for 11 days – and I have a few more to go – the rest of my health has seen a slow decline.
Granted, I am also sleep deprived because my 7-month-old has gone a sleeping strike and decided to have a growth spurt all at one time…this has made for long nights.
But without the support of the primary relationship in my life, I find I am having trouble holding it all together. I stepped on the scale the other day, and I was more than a little concerned about how much weight I’ve lost recently. I’m trying to eat, but I just can’t seem to keep up with my nursing baby and the stress of having my hubby gone. And I am fighting this head cold and a headache that keeps showing up at all hours of the day and night. Oh – and my back…it’s killing me.
No, this is not a cry for help, though I wouldn’t say no to a little sympathy (and honey, if you’re reading this all the way over in Turkey, come home soon!). It is rather a realization on my part about the importance of caring for those primary foods in my life – my relationships, career, spirituality, exercise, rest. When these are out of balance, there’s no hope for health, but when they are cared for and nourished and balanced, ah, life is good.