All leads to one of those no sleep kind of nights.
And I honestly feel just a wee bit crabby in my oh, so tired, body state. I’d really like to curl up under my covers and grab an insane amount of sleep due to massive amount of sleep deprived years. Blessed years, but low sleep years.
So now, I’m sitting in our kitchen, at the island, listening to the little boys chatter around me – See this turtle I drew? Milk, please? The thunders were loud — i wasn’t scared. Look a dinosaur! – and it softens the crabby part of me. They didn’t intend to wake up to lessen my sleep. They’re little and crying in the night for mom. And I want it to be that there are no stipulations to that — my mornings and moods shouldn’t change.
I just will have to drink more coffee.
And lean on the Lord more.
And take a nap this afternoon.
But for now, I’ll sit here, with my early morning hair pulled back into the obligatory ponytail and no makeup on my face, and for just a second more, listen to those sweet words from the boys, unload the dishwasher, put a smile on my face — a real one, not the plastered on one, and will go about my day grateful for those awake throughout the night little boys. Yes, content.
Coffee run, anyone?
Great perspective, praying you get that nap
yes, coffee…lots of coffee!
Get some rest, Sweet Pea, whenever and wherever you can.
making that virtual coffee run with you 🙂 awake at 2:00, and never went back to sleep, but no little boys were the cause. just my own blasted insomnia and pain.
blessings on your day, and may God keep your attitude what it was as you posted this. that was an encouragement and testimony that i needed to hear this day.
I always love the perspective and inspiration and new way to think of things that you always offer. You and your blog are such a blessing!
the storms kept a lot of my family awake too, last night. i’m sorry you didn’t sleep much, praying you can get a nap in. :]
Sometimes it’s okay to be tired, especially after your sleepless night… I hope you get a long nap today. You look adorable sportin that pony and holding your Sam. You pull off the zero night’s sleep look pretty darn well… You look pretty and rested!
Coffee-YES!! I was up too, it has been almost 4 months since we have had rain and so I think my kids forgot what it and thunder sound like so two of mine were up too. It does make for a long day and my father in law is coming today from TN to stay with us for a few days and so I have lots to do. 🙂 But we needed it so very bad that I am trying to be VERY thankful today for the lack of sleep due to the beautiful rain we so needed.
Praying you have a great day and that a nap is in your future. Take one for me too 🙂
I didn’t get awakened last night, but I’ve been dealing with some kind of chronic fatigue for too long…so I’m empathizing with you. Thank you for the reminder to smile, really smile at my boys.
I hope you got a good cup of coffee this morning and a restful nap this afternoon 🙂 I just fell upon your blog and I’m happy I did…. you’re a brave, brave woman!!!
xo Emily Lynne
I love the pic of you and Sam. I love how you work with God to show your children grace. I love that you share your struggles to encourage others, like me. I’d love to bring you coffee.
You know I thought once the kids were grown I wouldn’t have problems with sleep deprivation anymore. Not working out like I thought! Between not being able to get to sleep…waking up and not being able to go back to sleep…and a certain daughter who hasn’t gotten her license yet so I get to be taxi driver…still not getting enough sleep!
Here praying as always!
Psalms 18:28-30 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
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Been there! Though probably not as often as you 🙂 Hope you get some rest soon and I admire your ability to put on a “real” smile. So hard sometimes….
yep, I can totally relate! Thanks for softening MY heart with the reminder that they don’t mean to lessen our sleep….they just need their mommy (and daddy)….
Thankful for the coffee….and the grace extended to us daily!