Friday, October 26, 2012

For your Friday...

I'm told that someday I'll sleep again. I'm hoping that tonight is the night. 

Are you getting sick of me writing about how tired I am? Cause I'm sick of feeling like my whole life is a sleepless fog. 

It is a sweet time. My children are AMAZING. I have the greatest gift in calling them my own. Seriously, Caleb and I lucked out with the three most precious kids on earth, but I might just let someone take them for one night. 
One night of sleep, please.

I pray every night that the children would sleep through the night. I've realized something though. It's taken a long time for me to realize this simple truth. 
God's given me everything I need for life and Godliness. He hasn't granted me sleep so I must not need it. I keep looking to a full nights sleep as the source for refreshment, but it won't be found there. (it might help though:)
God will strengthen me. He will refresh me. He will provide all I need for caring for my family today. 

So, I'm going to go splash some cold water on my face, embrace the dark circles under my eyes and play with my kids. No more housework today.

How great is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you,
which you bestow in the sight of men
on those who take refuge in you.
Psalms 31:19

(they're going through a series right now that is really encouraging. check it out here)


Kiley said...

Im sorry tired mama... You still have a sweet love for the Lord that shines even though you have struggles :)
I am dealing with a very disobedient 3 year old right now. She is so so different then my other 2 and i am baffled that this can be so.
Even though we all don't have the same struggles, we still all have struggles that make us weary and loose sight of our walk with the Lord, our love for our kids. Our responsibility as parents and spouses. Thank you Lord that you are kind, gracious and compassionate and that YOU guide us back to you....
Thanks Jess for this. I have been in need of some encouragement lately ;)

brittany said...

sometimes i feel like people get tired of me talking about how tired i am. i really don't mean to talk about it but it's just so much of how i feel right now. my little guy has never been much of a sleeper but he will go a month or so with great stretches of sleep and then everything goes awry for a few months. i will say that learning to lean on the Lord during these hard times, though, has really changed me as a mom. and i am grateful for that. i hope you get rest soon. i only have one kiddo and i have no idea how you do it with three. you are awesome!

Kerri W. said...

Oh, believe me, I completely know what you mean. There were times when my daughter would be waking for the fourth time during the night and I would find myself being almost angry with God for not answering my prayers. It sounds so ridiculous (and embarrassing) in hindsight, but when you're that tired after that many sleepless nights, and you feel so alone…well, things get a little desperate.

My daughter is 14 months and is only now sleeping well (and by "well" I mean waking only once to nurse, which is, by some standards, still not good!).

You always have such a refreshing outlook, and I'll be thinking of you tonight—hoping your kidlets let you get more rest. Even if you may be able to function without it, I'd say you deserve it. :)

bandofbrothers said...

great great perspective! you never cease to amaze me with your insights. i feel like sleep should be a given, but i guess it's not! i do hope you sleep soon though.

christina said...

so sorry about the sleepless nights! :( I sleep train b/c I am not that strong...I need sleep. need.

have you ever thought about sleep training?

amy said...

Im here! I'm here in Kansas doing the same thing, feeling the same things. Except minus one baby. Love you friend. Thanks for sharing your insides with us. Love to you.

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