Every joy. Every fear. Every celebration. Every disappointment. Every midnight nebulizer treatment. I am there.
It is 2:16am on a Wednesday morning. I should be sleeping.
Instead I lay here wide awake listening to my child breathe. I will probably sneak a listen to his little lungs with the stethoscope soon.
I lay awake so that I may continue to ensure and pray that the nebulizer treatment brings relief quickly. He is sound asleep, finally. He is comfortable and resting.
Nights like these are fortunately few and far between, but they are real, leaving both of us a little sleep deprived.
I am glad he is resting. 2:19 am, I am wondering if I will get any more sleep before the alarm goes off at 5:15am.
The reality is I probably will not. Tomorrow will be a day filled with coffee.
We don’t make it to church often, and I do not claim to be a perfect person, but that doesn’t mean we do not have faith and prayer in our lives.
Our faith is strong.
As I lay here now wide awake, I am thinking about you and why you are awake in the middle of the night , or tossing and turning.
There are a multitude of reasons for someone to be restless. Mine is because I am a mother caring for her child.
If you are awake at this untimely hour, whether it is tonight or another night and find yourself reading this blog, I want you to remind yourself that you are strong enough to get through whatever is keeping your mind stirring.
If you are up caring for a sick child , I wish you the best of luck in comforting them and hopefully getting some rest yourself.
Maybe its not about your child. Maybe you’re not even a parent.
Maybe it’s your finances that are stressing you out.
Maybe you had a fight with your significant other.
Maybe you feel like you are a burden to those around you.
Whatever the reason ; just know that you are not alone and can get through it. I believe in you. I , the single mom playing every role, believe in you and you are not alone.