Monday, April 6, 2009

sleep issues & prayer request

Both boys are once again asleep. Josh was asleep by 9:15 pm, Jason by 9:30pm.

Last night Josh got a full 11 hours of sleep, and Jason got 9 full hours, plus 2 more just laying in bed half asleep. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

It has been like this since last Monday (1 week ago.) Jason has been getting up early though, sometimes as early as 4:00am. Today he got up at 6:00am, plus he has been having weird dreams. I have to let the doctor know as this may be a bad side effect of the sleep medicine. But our nighttime battles that have lasted 3 hours are almost non existent. Last night Josh threw a fit that lasted exactly 2 minutes.

I have not known what to do with all this me time. Last night I spent almost an hour with God and was asleep by 10:30pm myself. I slept until 7:30am (after waking up at 7:00am to pray with Kristen, I went back to sleep until 7:30.) So I got 9 hours of sleep. Yippee!!!

I did not watch any tv or go on the computer at all yesterday. I want Sundays to be tv & internet free (and no shopping either), so we can relax, spend time with friends and family, and get ready for the week. Let's see how long that will last.

I also gave up two strongholds (things I was putting before God) this weekend. I needed to for a long time, but pray as today I have been already having withdrawal. I do not want to take these things back from God. I want to put Him first in all I do. But it is hard.

We convince ourselves these crutches get us through, but really they hold us back. God is what gets us through each and every day, and each and every joy and hardship. If we really trust in Him, we will see how much better His ways are. Believe me after I go to food or tv in time of trial, I feel no better in an hour. If I go to the Lord, my whole day is better.

Keep me in your prayers. Thanks!