Sleep was a very important part of my life. Anything that came in the way of my sleep would simply make me crazy angry. I remember the days when my dad would come back from his clinic at 12:00 in the night and take every step with caution into the bedroom, coz by chance if any sound woke me up, I would simply throw a temper tantrum!!! Well….. this pretty much followed into my college days and even my hostel days. My roomies would whisper to each other and keep the room as silent as possible if I were asleep. I tell you, I had golden roomies!!!! 😀
Shwwwwshhhhhhhh ……….. fast forward three years and here I am waking up in the nights atleast 3 times every night, for an hour each, changing diapers, feeding and rocking a 9 pound bundle to sleep, singing my favorite songs. Not that I enjoy being disturbed in the nights, (when my hubby sleeps undisturbed…!!! ) but in a strange sense, I seem to be enjoying it!!! Coz, that’s the time I get to spend with my son, ALONE…. and oh what a pleasure it is!!! His ooh’s and aah’s and goo goo’s in the silence of the hour, in the dim night light is a feast to the ears and a joy to my heart, even if it is 3:30 in the morning, when half of the hemisphere is still under covers!!!
Very often we read in the scriptures about how Jesus withdrew from the crowds and went to a lonely place to spend sometime alone in prayer. Time spent alone with GOD is special. Much more, it is awaited by GOD. Congregational worship is essential but much more than that, a relationship with God is established only when we spend time ‘alone’ with Him. Your goo goo’s and ooh’s and aah’s is indeed special and awaited by your Father above.
Have a fabulous month ahead as you set apart times to be ALONE WITH HIM!!!
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wow.. that was a lovely message expressed in a lovely way…
really touched me…
beautiful BEAUTIFUL!! I am very happy for you varna.. enjoy your motherhood all the way.. all the more before J begins his transition from a bundle of joy to a prankster.. haha… am sure that would be enjoyable too in its own way… but I have to say that in your message and your writing I sense the touch of the Holy Spirits.. It is so very peaceful just reading it.. May GOD bless you and your family with all the best things in the world :0)
Though I have not yet experienced motherhood, I am always annoyed by the thought of being disturbed in the middle of the night. Until this movement in the corner of my mind, I used to think that a baby in my life takes lots of sacrifices especially my sleep, but now when I read your write up, I felt “yeah, its not the disturb sleep which I or any other lady (who just stepped into mother hood) should think of this, its the movements of love, which once the baby grows you can never get them back.”
I will surely read this article of yours again and again, especially when I play role of mom to my just born.