For The Sleep Deprived

March 8, 2011 by Rieshy

Dear Sleep Deprived FOD Mommas,

I realized something this week.  I'm not exhausted all the time.  I'm no longer a walking zombie.

It's certainly not because I get enough sleep.

I still get up at 1:30 a.m. every morning to feed my almost 5 year old his night feeding and night meds.  I still have teenagers that prefer to have deep conversations only after 10:00 p.m.   I still have a toddler that wakes at the crack of dawn.

But I'm used to it. 

I'm thinking this is God's grace.  If my "must have 8 hour a night" body can get used to far less sleep- anyone's can.

I'm also thinking that it's because after years of dealing with a child's chronic illness it really does get easier to sleep at night without worrying.  It's easier than it used to be to wake in the morning and walk down that hallway....

God's grace is a beautiful thing, and it's there for the asking.


Dana K said...

I never thought my body would adjust to the around-the-clock feedings.

Unknown said...

well, this is hopeful.

Cupcake's Mama said...

I'm new to the FOD world, but thanks! This is very hopeful

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