Every night I go to bed, I have thoughts swirling in my head. Things to do. Scrapbook pages I want to create. Gifts I want to make. Skills I want to learn. And, of course, daily happenings that I don't want to forget, but invariably will by tomorrow morning, only to pop up in a random thought weeks down the road. So, here I am. I may use this blog daily to empty my head and heart before cuddling up in my duvet, or as it may be, I may write in it once a month. Who knows. It is for me, but perhaps something I write or learn may spark a fire in someone else. Perhaps it may quiet a mind or make you feel like you are not alone out there. It is for me. But perhaps it is for you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Moment of Silence

With Remembrance Day coming up, I am reminded to give thanks for the little things, and the big. Tonight, it is all about my little boy. He has been sick for a few weeks, with a terrible croup-like, nasty cough. In his natural good humour, he slept less, but his days were mostly filled with energy and joy. The last few nights, however, he did not sleep much, and last night awoke almost every half hour until the wee hours of the night. To calm him down, he 'slept' with us, so we could soothe him quickly upon every awakening without having to get out of our warm bed and sit awkwardly in his bed until he fell asleep again. So, tonight I am thankful especially for my son finally falling asleep at 6pm. Yes, you read that correctly. With a few mere hours of sleep last night and only a 30 minute nap today, he passed out in the car a block from our house. He may wake up at 4 a.m., but he has been sleeping with only one short wake-up for 3 hours in a row now...bless his little heart. For his sake, I hope it is a long, restful one.

Tonight I am thankful for my husband, who seems to be able to stay awake at home with our son all day on little sleep...and anyone who knows Kai, knows that he is a bundle of energy.

I am thankful for a moment of silence - quiet in my mind, quiet in our lungs. It is early still, but time for my body to become silent as well...just in case of a 4 a.m. wake-up call.

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