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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sleepless

I was thinking lastnight a lot about certain things of my life. I couldn't sleep, which seems to be becoming a more constant pattern in my life. I was laying there staring at the ceiling, watching the ceiling fan, and listening to noises from the city outside. I live by a fire station and a hospital, so a lot of the night I can hear sirens and helicopters. It usually doesn't bother me, but on nights when I am unable to fall asleep, it can become quite distracting. Lastnight, Jonathan was unable to fall asleep as well. He kept crying and screaming that he was scared. Usually, if I leave him be, he will fall asleep. Lastnight was different, he screamed in terror and was afraid, I could tell by the way he was dripping with sweat that something wasn't right in his little world. When I went to his bedroom, he sat up and asked if he could get out of bed. I told him no, but I would lay with him until he fell asleep. A few minutes later, he asked if we could sing. Sure. He said he wanted to sing the "ABC's" so we did. Eight times. Then he wanted to sing the "Car's Song" (Life is a Highway) so we tried...of course, I made up some of the words, but we sang that....three times. Then I told him he needed to go to sleep, close your eyes.....after twelve times of James Taylor's song "Close Your Eyes" he finally fell asleep. Each time I was done, he would whisper "Close Eyes song again...."

2 Comments:

  • At 3/28/2008 1:03 PM, Blogger SONflower said…

    great to hear from yu again. still miss you. praying for you

     
  • At 4/24/2010 10:54 AM, Blogger Bob West said…

    I enjoyed your blog. Very insightful
    Hope you will find blessings on mine
    Jesus Lives, Bob West
    http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/04/line-upon-line.html

     

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