Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do you ever have trouble sleeping?

Well, I thought I would always post about projects I was working on in my house, or my flea market finds, etc. But I have been awake most of the night. Thinking. Wide awake. This seems to be one of the side effects of a hysterectomy. I mean, before my recent hysterectomy I was having trouble sleeping. I wake up a lot. Have to get up a lot. I eat. I read. I get on my computer. Sometimes I watch tv. This seems to be worse now - after my hysterectomy. And hot. I am always so hot!!!!!

Anyway, like I said I was awake most of the night last night. I kept closing my eyes. Trying to sleep. Close your eyes. Make them stay closed. Make them stay closed. But they just fly open. So while I was awake I was thinking a lot about one of my daughters, and praying for her. She is struggling with some things right now - being run down, some food allergy issues, being really tired and not feeling motivated, a job she hates, plus the stress of college (chemistry this summer), etc. I asked God to please give me wisdom to know how I could help her, and to pour Himself into her and give her strength, wisdom, protection, etc. The things He has impressed upon me are --- I think she and I need to pray together every day. And I think we will try to sit together every day and read our Bibles - maybe each on our own, maybe sometimes out loud to each other. But I know that we both need to be consistent in putting His Word into our hearts and minds every day. And I think we need to make sure that every day we sit and talk about whatever she needs to talk about that day. Even if it is just a few minutes.

Well, that is what is on my mind this morning. Since there are no pictures to go with this topic, I think I will just post a couple of pictures from my computer. After all, a blog post needs pictures, right? I tried this morning to take some new pictures, but my camera battery seems to be dead.

These next two pictures I took in a photography class I recently went to with one of my daughters.

And now I think I am going to have another cup of coffee.


Anonymous said...

I went through the same sort of waking up often and being unable to get back to sleep. My Dr. put me on a very low dose of hormone replacement, and that seems to have helped that little problem. Talk to your Dr. and see what she recommends. Sweet dreams!

Anonymous said...

Tonight while I was in the shower your daughter was on my mind and then I came back to my computer and read this blog. Yes! That's the answer. I was thinking about her and asking God to give her something special; something fun; something different from the constant studying and work part of life. He may very well have an extra special blessing in store for both of you!

Shannon said...

Thank you for the very sweet comments that have been left about this post! I really appreciate it!