Saturday, January 03, 2009

What Me Worry?

My mind is in a fog right now, more so than usual. My husband and I have been having trouble sleeping lately but last night we probably only got 3 hours of sleep. We discussed our worries at length between 12am and 4am. And we talked about our blessings.

Right now he is at work and I am home trying to keep calm while my step-son runs around the house bouncing off the walls until his medicine kicks in. He is very, very loud and being a pain to his sister.

Thankfully, my step-daughter is being a great help.

One thing that her and I do a lot together lately is watch tv shows. It seems that every show we watch mentions prom. Not "the" prom, just prom. When did "the" disappear and why wasn't I informed? I hear, "Bobby is taking me to prom" and "Tonight is prom, what am I going to wear?"

I never went to my prom, instead I went to Sunshine Acres, a Christian camp in upstate New York and worked as an assistant cook. I missed my graduation ceremony too.

I never realized how by making that decision my life would change, nor did I realize how important going to your prom was. I may not have experienced what normal teenagers do and have the wonderful memories and photographs to laugh at 30 years later, but that summer I learned how to prepare food, how to cook and, more importantly, how much God loves me.

He is my Father and I have to remember that He can carry my worries on His shoulders if I give them to Him. And I think that's what I'm just going to do today.


Nadine said...

I pray the God gives you peace during this time. It's hard to carry our own burdens, know that I understand the reasons that would cause the sleepless nights. I thank God for carrying me during these times.

Mary said...

I managed about two and a half hours sleep last night - I think I was over stimulated from the walk around the lake (go figure!). Sometimes you just get sensory overload - still, the time is a ticking by and I guess soon enough we will be nodding off all over the place, I have determined to be thankful for the waking hours - that is until the delirious behavior starts ;)

Hope you shave a good sleep soon.


nancygrayce said...

I'm sorry you're having worries! I pray for you and your hubby to get some good sleep! I have a very hyperactive son so I understand all about waiting for the meds to kick in! This too shall pass!

Dawn said...

I can totally relate to sleepless nights - I have gone to work many days after being up most of the night. And no matter how many times I read the scriptures about not worrying, I still do!

There seem to be lots of foggy brains in blogland today!

Kristen's stepson is a bouncing off the walls kind of kid whose mother doesn't believe in meds. Not good!

I never went to "the" prom, because we didn't do dancing stuff. I didn't allow my kids to either and they really weren't happy with me. It wasn't so much the dance even, because nobody really dances much, as the after-prom activites that frightened me.

The Farmer Files said...

Hopefully you take an early bed time!

Monica said...

This is what I told my son recently: Don't let fear of any sort stop you from doing the thing you want to do. Whether it's your fear or someone else's, step through it and take the chance. Just showing up will conquer the fear and then you're doing it and too busy doing it to let fear stop you again. Fear kept me from going to my own prom because I was the type who never blended into crowds well. I could regret it but I let my life be the lesson now. And now, I'm glad to not blend in. Of course now I would go too. ;-) I'd hate for any kid who really wants to go to miss it, including my own. Hmm. I guess that was just a kind of out-there comment.

And you? I am so glad you and Capt can share your fears and get it out there. You are facing it and facing it is showing up. You are agreeing together and 2 is better than 1. You have God and the 3-strand cord won't be broken. This is a year where God will show up in ways bigger than I think many of us have seen in a long time. Despite us, He's still for us. You are going to reap an amazing bounty because you are who a woman of substance. I don't know what your worries are (well, I might have a clue about one) but oh the blessing you will be to others when God uses your life as an example of His power. You are an example to me.

No worries. :-)

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Life can get awfully hard to manage when I think that I am in charge...
I have a friend who always says 'When you are in hell - don't stop - keep walking' not to imply that you are. but I have a tendency to stop and get stuck so I like the phrase. All my best to you in this new year.

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