Is it just me? Or is anyone else out there SERIOUSLY deprived of sleep? My husband and I both share this problem. It is amazing to me at our ages that we manage to make it through most days. I mean....We aren't spring chickens anymore. My husband can qualify for free checking in a few years and I will have the dreaded "M" word to look forward to. Menopause.....there I said it! And between the two of us, we maybe get 8 hours of sleep on a GOOD night.....4 for him.....4 for me. We have different reasons for our sleep issues though. My problem is almost a year old, sucks on a binky, and wakes me up to swig milk from a baa-baa several times each night! OK....She's not a "PROBLEM" but her inability to sleep through the night for almost a year now......IS!! My husband on the other hand can't sleep because......... .LET ME COUNT THE WAYS....... 1. His back aches 2.He started watching t.v. and then couldn't fall asleep 3. He was reading a book too good to put down 4. The neighbors dogs were barking 5. Someone was having a party two houses down from ours (WE ARE AN ACRE from the house next door) 6. and my personal favorite....HE.....heard the baby cry.
So needless to say when HE wakes up each morning complaining about how TIRED......HE...is.... I just want to scream!!!!!! If I didn't have to wake up with the baby e-v-e-r-y night I would be sleeping like.....a baby! YEAH what a silly phrase that one is. WHO SAYS BABIES SLEEP SOUNDLY?
I have seen all of the stories in the news about how "MILLIONS of Americans" have trouble sleeping. Although I find it hard to believe that sleeplessness is just an affliction on this continent. I am sure the Britt's and Aussies and everyone else is counting sheep too! What do people in countries without sheep count? I wonder. . AND...YES .....BELIEVE ME.....I know that sleep deprivation is unhealthy over an extended period of time. The good news is......I think....we may be be turning a new leaf. For the last two nights...... I have been blessed with a full nights sleep!!! The baby F_I_N_A_L_L_Y slept!!!!! I am a NEW woman! Now I just need to figure out how to get my other baby....my hubby.... to sleep. STAY TUNED!
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest, PROVERBS 6: 10