The purpose of sleep

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Grandparenting

When you look into the eyes of a young child first thing in the morning, you know with certainty what sleep is for. It is the original reboot. Sleep for a child is intensely refreshing, filling the tanks to overflowing for another day.

I know this because we kept our grandchildren who are 1 1/2, 4 and 5 for about 26 hours, but who’s counting? And when my husband and I arose bleary-eyed from replacing pacifiers 1-2 times who can remember and reorienting errant night time bodies back into their beds, we did not feel so refreshed.

But the children were FULL of vim and vigor: dancing, singing, questions, eating, jumping on beds. You know, you’ve been there.

It’s actually a lovely and miraculous thing. I just wish I still had it myself.

This t-shirt was especially accurate. IMG_0653.JPGIMG_0651.JPG

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We adore these children, and wouldn’t trade a minute!

Now for a nap.

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The Author

Imperfect follower of Jesus, wife to the greatest guy in the world, Mom to five wonderful grown children, and happy Nana to their ten littles. Having grown up in the Deep South, I retain a love for all things Southern. I became an amateur cultural anthropologist during a significant time living in SE Asia and still get to travel the world on mission and for fun with my sweetheart. I love asking questions, cooking for my family, helping women breastfeed, walking in the woods, eating biscuits, and having deep conversations about things that matter. On my wishlist are reading more, playing the piano, painting watercolor scenes, figuring out my awesome camera, and writing to soothe my soul.

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  1. Claudia Mehlhaff says

    There is a reason God gives us children when we are young. I am the school counselor at Cole’s elementary campus and a number of our grandparents are raising their grandkids…My admiration abounds, but I do not have the energy. I love having the kids for overniters and days and evenings, but full time??? Love your blog and px.

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    • Yes Claudia I agree! I know that God will help us to do whatever we need to, but I am glad He has not called me to raise my grandkids. Love them in short doses!! Miss you!

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