Wednesday, May 18, 2011

...Thoughts for Today...

It's been a long couple of weeks, so please forgive my lack of thoughts. 

As I stated in my previous post, I attended the Blue Ridge Christian Writers Conference last week. I came home refreshed, with renewed creativity, and needing a week to rest and recoup.

But I came home to enjoy much-needed time with my hubby and kids, who thirst for my attentions. I love that I have a family who desires my affections and enjoys having me around. I know how blessed I am; not everyone shares the same.

The following day, we were blessed by a visit from my husband's aunt and cousin, who visited with us for 36 hours. Upon their departure, I chaperoned my son's field trip.

As Monday wound down, I slept a deep sleep and dreamed of feeding talking mice who liked eating red and blue crayons...without the wrapper, please.

Tuesday morning, Goober Nut clung to my arm as I walked him into school. His teacher frowned, asking me what was wrong, and I shrugged. He wanted me to spend the day in his classroom, but the story I'd been longing to work on since last week beckoned from home. I'd spend Friday with him, since Field Day approached. Thankfully, Giddy had to go to gym at 8:00, and I was able to sneak out of the building. 

After watching the cliffhanging season finales of NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, I drifted off to another peaceful sleep. Sometime in the midst of my latest dream, someone poked me. I lifted heavy eyelids to find Goober Nut wincing at me. "My ear hurts." I spent the rest of the night with a restless boy trying to sleep between bouts of excruciating pain and doses of Tylenol. His cries broke my heart, as I couldn't provide any further comfort than rubbing him back to sleep.

So now I sit, tired, waiting for what looks like another sleep-deprived night. Fortunately for me, I know the One who multiplies sleep for His children. I will rest in the arms of my Savior at this day's end and allow Him to restore my soul so I can face another day.

"The Lord is my Shepherd;
 I shall not want.
 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
 He leads me beside the still waters.
 He restores my soul..."
 ~ Psalm 23:1-3a


  1. I've had so many of those nights. It hurts so much to see one of our babies hurt. No sleep in the world matters until they feel better. Jesus will heal his discomfort and help you rest peacefully!! You're a great mom!!

  2. Okay, I gotta know...what are all of your kids nicknames and how did they get them? So funny!
    ...and i was in need of rest and family time too!

  3. In response to Celeste:
    Most simply rolled off of mine or my husband's tongue when they were infants. No kidding! :) Although Vic started calling Caleb "Caleebster" just a few years ago. I think we just like playing with names!


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