Oh Thank God! Bedtime!


Bedtime is not for kids.  Its for Moms.  Moms of children whose father works third shift.  Moms who have fuzzy yarn for brains. Moms who are finally, exhausted, and need a little time alone.

Bedtime is for them.

First, I enjoy time with my children, we read a book, snuggle a little, talk about the book, and I sing the same. song. every. night. The girls snuggle in eagerly, pull their covers up at their chin, and I kiss them goodnight, while I inch out the door singing “It Is Well With My Soul.” I’ve often been quite amused to find the girls imitating this routine, with Emma being tucked in, and Sarah singing  the song.  I have been occasionally pleasantly surprised when they join in the singing.   After singing the song, I tiptoe into my room, where I invariably find Emma…waiting.  She doesn’t sleep till hours later, but meanwhile, she gets some precious alone time with Mommy.  Then bedtime.

Blissful bedtime.  And, I’m alone.  Beautifully alone.  With nothing but my laptop, my blog, my thoughts and my bed.

It takes… oh, a half hour till I’m out these days, but then there are the days I’m so wired that I get glorious alone time till 1 am, then I have to put myself to bed!  And then… I curse myself the following day with vehemence known to no man.

Like I said, bedtime is for Moms.


About measureofagift

I am a mother of a growing group of sweet kids. We laugh, we cry, and we grow together in Christ. Every day is a new adventure. I love chocolate, sticky kisses, quirky smiles, and funny qoutables my kids come up with. :) Belly giggles, snuggling, and homeschooling round out the list of loves. Not every day is easy, but every day IS a beautiful gift. Our life as a family is slowly changing and growing as a result of a renewed interest in God's Word. His influence has been a slow process of sanctification, and this blog is evidence of it. Past posts, and current posts have changed in tone and goal, and are a testimony of all that has changed in our lives. <3 "Now, All glory to God who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we could ask or think." Eph 3:20

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