Blessed sleep

I wake gradually, not wanting to let go of the last moment of sleep. I sense, even before my eyes open, that it is not 1am or 3am when I usually spend some time thrashing about as I try to get back to sleep. My husband still sleeps and the sound of his regular breathing comforts me. Maya and Chelsea have begun to stir, but I don’t let them know that I am awake just yet. I sneak a glance at the clock. It is after 6am. I have slept through the night for the first time in many weeks.

I snuggle back under the covers trying to hold on to the moment. My mind wanders to my work in progress, and suddenly I am inspired with new ideas and direction in which to take it.

Yesterday I was barely functional. Like a battery run down to it’s last bits of energy I went through he motions slowly. The fogginess in my brain and weariness in my body from lack of sleep a recipe for disaster.

The Ambien I took last night enabled me to rest well. I will be stronger today. I will be healthier today.

I rise now, looking forward to what lies ahead today, struggling against the temptation to take on too much.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm here most mornings with a photo and a few words about ordinary extraordinary things and, sometimes, thin places where faith intersects.
8 comments
  1. Your beautiful blog title drew me in from Sassy Granny’s. Your posts are lovely.

    As I read your most recent, I easily related to the sleep problem. Sleep is so precious, especially to those of us who struggle to find it.

    Many blessings to you! Have a wonderful day!

    Andrea

  2. You're going to like Andrea! Her parlor is such a great place to hang out.

    I love this post. I don't often lay quietly when I first wake up. It seems I wake with a head of steam (it's usually depleted most days by 5PM). But when I do linger, I love the sounds & smells of the familiar and the simple.

    Be blessed,
    Kathleen

    P.S. Can hardly wait to read that WIP!

  3. I lived for years on way too little sleep … and never realized,until I finally got a full 8 hours, that I wasn’t operating at my best. Getting sleep seems like such a simple thing but … there are so many things that disrupt it.

    Glad you got some rest … enjoy your weekend!

    Small Footprints
    http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

  4. Here’s to many more nights! I’m well familiar, unfortunately, with the nightmares of sleep deprivation.

  5. hope you continue to get a good nights sleep!

  6. Great news! Peaceful nights of sleep are so important. I hope you get more, Linda.

  7. I wish I could get a full night of sleep. I always wake two or three times and look at the clock – it is sooo frustrating.

    I’m so glad you got a good night’s rest.

  8. If insomnia is wreaking havoc in your life and in spite of your consistent efforts you are unable to sleep at night, you should soon approach a doctor. After a thorough examination, your physician may prescribe sleep inducing medicines such as ambien or sonata. However these medicines should never be taken without a proper prescription from a doctor as they tend to yield side-effects which at times can be serious.

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