Thursday, January 31, 2008

Life is Full of Irony

The other night, as we said our prayers and climbed into bed, I snuggled up to my husband and sighed with contentment. In spite of the trials we have, I felt nearly overwhelmed with how blessed we are and how many things are going right in our life.
"You know, we have a good life." I said to Jared.
"Mmm-huh" he murmured, already half asleep.
Anticipating a good night's sleep before my alarm went off at 4:45 for spin class, and proud of us for making it to bed by 10:00, I closed my eyes.
"Waaaaaaaaa," cried Bronwen, who has been fast asleep for two hours. "Waaaaaaaa."
Trying not to lose the happy feelings I had just expressed, I wearily got out of bed and went to go comfort the baby.
Oh well. We still have a good life. It's just easier to feel that way when you're tucked into bed with everyone asleep!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Things are always worse when they happen in the middle of the night.

Phone calls
Dogs barking
Thunderstorms
Snowstorms
Barfing

It's much easier to hold on to happiness in the light of day! Or, after the kids have gone to sleep.

By the way, I love your daughter's name!

david mcmahon said...

So right, Michal. Good life is inversely proportionate to sleep deprivation!!

God bless all mothers. We wouldn't be here without them.

mindyluwho said...

I don't miss the crying in the night, but I do miss snuggling a baby!

Anonymous said...

All blessing are predicated on obedience. What a bummer(Just kidding) You and and your family do have a very wonderful life witch will include all the bumps and bruises that life brings.

Love,
Papa

Sandi McBride said...

Amen to that! And just when you think you have the house to yourself, they come back. And bring friends.
Sandi

A.Bananna said...

I came here from david's blog. I love your story and it is SO TRUE. I thank God that my children need me in the middle of the night. well....most of the time they want daddy. so it is a blessing when they allow me to comfort them.

The Egel Nest said...

Came here via David's blog.

What a wonderful story...to appreciate the things we have and not dwell on things we don't.

A good life lesson!


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Mary Woodman said...

So it's not just me!! Glad to hear that. Sounds like today when I tired to get a nap....3 times. It never happened. By the way, I LOVE your blog!! Even the "boring" post about Bronwen (which wasn't, I loved it!!). When you write the things that Jared says to you, in this post and the one after, I have to laugh because I can hear his voice and his smart-alick intenation in his voice. Gotta love Jared!!