Ahhh... sleep... that hidden treasure that mommy's are all trying to figure out how to obtain. Dawson has never really liked naps. I think he is scared of missing something, but he has been a good night sleeper since a couple weeks after birth.
But now we are on to that "4 month sleep regression." Yesterday was a bit of a doozy with little sleep for several nights and terrible naps that day. There may have been a few tears shed by both mommy and son!
After putting him to bed, just like predicted, he woke about 45 minutes later. As I heard his faint cry coming from the bedroom, my mind started racing with all that I have read. Do I let him cry it out? Or do I rush in there to bounce him back to sleep? I chose to let him cry for a minute as I brushed my teeth and then went in there.
As soon as I picked him up, he placed his head on my shoulder and immediately fell back to sleep. My sweet little boy just needed his mommy... and my heart grew 3 sizes!
All I ever want is to be the best mommy I can for the little man in my life. So like I do every day, I prayed for wisdom as I crawled into bed. What the Lord brought to mind that night will forever stay with me!
2 Corinthians 1:3-4a says, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all COMFORT; who comforteth us in ALL our tribulations..."
God is there to always offer comfort to His children. To those who have accepted Christ as our savior, His Spirit dwells in our hearts and gives us the comfort we need from day to day. His loving arms pick us up and carry us when we no longer have the strength to go on. He cradles us to Him, and we can rest our weary head upon His chest and lean on Him.
My sweet little man reminded me of a big lesson...how much I need God! I do not just need Him when life is throwing trouble my way. I need Him (like my little man needed me) just because He is my daddy!
Labels: Baby, Bible, My Life