Saturday, January 14, 2012

to sleep, perchance to dream

lately i haven't been sleeping much. it seems there is frequently something bothering this tired body of mine lately that keeps me up. *sigh*

ever notice that when something isn't working right in your life you come to appreciate it more? yeah, that describes me to a tee, as i write at 1:37 AM.

i miss sleep...really sound sleep.

i remember those days where i didn't sleep because of a child (thank you miss amy), and i l-o-n-g-e-d for a good, solid night of sleep.

i also remember when sam was a toddler and we were visiting pat's aunt and uncle in mesa, only to be woken up in the middle of the night by his uncle roaming around in their house (we were sleeping on the back enclosed patio). i couldn't imagine what kept him up... poor guy was in pain. i remember being flabbergasted that anyone his age would be awake due to pain.

oh how i can relate.

don't get me wrong, i am not here to complain, just the opposite. when i get a good night of sleep, about twice a week, i embrace it. i have no expectations from anyone else of getting up early, so i allow myself to sleep in...sometimes as late as 8:30.

i am grateful for sleep - for it's rejuvenating, energizing, glorious way of making us feel like we can face the day, and anything that is thrown at us.

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