It was one of those days. Not a bad day, not an incredibly wonderful day.
Just a normal day. We caught up on some geography and history and began our new worldview curriculum. All in all, it was nice. The day was filled with fun and a few heart issues. But, all in all, it was a normal day.
Our afternoon music lessons were fun…it was wonderful sitting next to my sweet girl. She loved showing Mommy up on the piano and loved watching and hearing her do that.
It was a sweet moment.
As the day progressed, my body became so incredibly tired. Just overwhelmed with thoughts of loved ones, those I care for, and I longed for a nice respite with a cup of tea.
While I prepared dinner, I listened to John Piper’s sermon-provided over at Good Morning Girls. I could not hear all of it-between the noises of preparing dinner, but I caught most of it.
It warmed me and set me up for the night I had no idea was coming.
I crawled into bed, finally-too many hours on the clock had passed since I had really rested. I prayed for my children, my family, friends and others. and I drifted….
That’s when it started.
Our youngest has the absolute worst growing pains when he goes through growth spurts. I can almost tell when they are going to occur. His appetite becomes ravenous and he is not as happy all of the time (if you knew this little guy, you would swear he slept with a smile on his face and most of the time, he does).
Yes, it began-the screams of pain in the night just as sleep had truly entered into my heart.
After an hour, he calmed down, snuggled into my arms and I drifted off to that beautiful slumber
Well, almost…my sweet girl had a rough night just before bed. Heart talks with Daddy helped sooth her and yet she wanted Mommy’s arms. We snuggled a bit and off she went to bed-calm and knowing she is loved. and I drift….
and the dog began to whimper, wine and beg to go outside. The time on the clock seemed to stand still. and I knew someone else was trying to get my attention.
He’s had this on my heart and I keep pushing it back.
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and so, I sat, listened, read and prayed and wanted to share this with you. I pray it blesses you and all of the loved ones you pray for.
What Has God decided you needed lately (instead of sleep?)