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Rebbezin Rochel

The Old Me

March 9th, 2008

Life is finally starting to get back to normal around here. It’s amazing how such a little person can change a house hold. I’ve been doing some soul searching lately. Here I am, B”H, 28 years old, married for seven years, and the the mother of four. I live in Tsefat and my life has totally changed. It’s in a lot of ways overwhelming to look back and see how much has happened in such a short time. I’m so busy being a wife and mother that I don’t even know who I am anymore. I don’t even remember what it’s like to be me. So with this new revelation I’m tring to get back into some of my old favorite hobbies. It’s not easy to fit these things in with all I have to do in general but it’s not healthy for a person to become a robot and lose their identity. So what if the laundry is piling up a bit more or diner isn’t as beautiful. I work hard and deserve to feel satisfaction with myself.

2 Responses to “The Old Me”

  1. comment number 1 by: batchaim

    dear sister,

    like my wonderful role model, I used to put my family way before me until there was almost no me anymore… that that was the way I was supposed to serve Hashem in my home…

    I learned that I could make time for myself without neglecting my family… it did take alot of planning and organization, and still does LOL… I hope you find your balance, and do not think any less of your self than any other member of your family. you are every bit as important as the others. May Hashem bless you in this.

  2. comment number 2 by: KATHY

    Dear Rochel, Absolutely you must feel good about yourself and try to fit in little things here and there, hobbies and so forth. HaShem does not demand that women lose their identity and turn into robots! That is not a good thing. Please don’t feel guilty for taking some time for yourself. It is a very healthy thing to do. With love from the USA, Kathy

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