Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Sleep!

When you know how crucial sleep is to healing adrenal fatigue it is easy to be discouraged when you never sleep more than 2-4 hours at a time.

Yesterday was, as my daughter might say, 'simply horrid'. I was very discouraged by the end of the day. Today is one of my daughters birthday and I so wanted to do something special with her, but looking at my day, I wasn't all that hopeful. I prayed that I would be able to do something special with her today.

Well, I slept for SIX hours straight! I can honestly say that I have not slept more than five hours straight, which was probably drug induced, in over six or seven years! It might be longer, that is as far back as I can remember.

I am not sure I 'feel' any better this morning physically, but it sure has breathed hope into my spirit! Amazing how a little gift like sleep can do that for me.

I do have to admit that it is hard for me to have faith that the sleep will continue because I have been disappointed so many times. But I am choosing to praise Him for TODAY, and last night ;-)

Thank you for your prayers and your sweet encouraging comments, they really lifted my spirit. I treasure the 'friends' I have in blogworld.

I am off to spend a few hours of precious alone time with my daughter! Her name is Isabella, I have called her 'Belly' since she was a baby. And I call her my little 'BusyBelly' when I am feeling especially silly.

I leave you with this quote I read today, it is amazing how a glance at Christ and the Cross brings such perspective.

"But these strange ashes, Lord? This nothingness,
This baffling sense of loss?

"Son, was the anguish of My stripping less
Upon the torturing Cross?"
(First line from a poem by A. W. C.)


busymomof10 said...

Psalms 127:2 -- "for so he giveth his beloved sleep."

Rejoicing with you over the gift of restful sleep!!!

Connie said...

Amen to the above scripture. I clung to that for years as I learned how to sleep again.

One of the simplest things I did, yet maybe the most powerful, was get my bedroom REALLY dark. Cover the digital clock. No night lights. No peeking to see how many hours you slept or how many hours you had left. I know it sounds silly, but it has really helped others as well.

Camille said...

I will pray that you will get the sleep you need! If ever I have difficulties at night I like to pray...I don't get up and pray...I just pray with my eyes shut and rest in the Lord! Pray for everyone you can think of...ask the Lord who you should pray'll be amazed what will happen! :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

As an insomniac, I can totally relate to your sleep deprivation. It is hard not to get your hopes up. Your attitude is the best way to handle it. Thank Him and be content for the sleep you did get. Otherwise, you live your nights bitterly disappointed.

I hope you have another restful night!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

So glad you got a better nights sleep. Hope it continues for you. I will be praying for you! Hope you had a great day with your daughter!

Victoria said...

yeah! so glad you got a bit more sleep! I pray that you will have more of those nights.