Tuesday, April 24, 2012

{ sleep }

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I've been blessed with a child who values sleeps as much as I do.
He goes to bed at 8:30 and wakes 12 hours later.
He naps for about an hour or two every afternoon.

He's always been a great sleeper
and I thank God for that every day
but even more now 
because I am drrrrrrained on a regular basis.

I'm not trying to brag about his sleeping habits
I've always said that I think eventually I'll have one of those
sleep-all-day-awake-all-night / cry-all-the-time babies.
I'm okay with that
God will give me the grace to deal with that when the time comes.

These days I wake up at around 8am feeling lousy.
Feeling nauseated, feeling tired.
My back aches. 
I want to cry at the thought of leaving my bed comforter behind. 
I know that it is likely that I have a rough day ahead of me.

Yet when I look at the video monitor to find a peacefully sleeping child
I am so grateful that I have a few more minutes 
to say my prayers and muster the courage
to begin the day.

I'm grateful that he wakes up happy and he's always happy to walk in his room.
His groggy smile makes the nausea and backache disappear
if even for a brief moment.

This is a blessing for certain.
It may be temporary, maybe not, but I'll take it either way.

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1 comment:

TicoTina said...

I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time with all of this, Esther! I know I would be so lost if David had to be gone so much during a pregnancy. I'm praying God gives you extra strength today!


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