Friday, February 18, 2011

A Little Validation

As I march through life trying to take care of the many needs of a family, I often feel that I'm falling short of my goals.  The struggle lately to get Bumble Baby to go to sleep has really been making me feel like a failure.  Just today, though, I had a glimmer of hope that I'm doing something right.

I put her in her bed and positioned myself outside the door.  She came to the door and tried to escape.  Then, she yelled and cried a bit.  Then, she returned to her bed for a few moments of quiet.  This happened a few times.  I heard her get out of bed once more and walk towards the door.  Instead of yelling, though, I heard chanting this time.  "Glory, O God! Glory, O God!" followed by more unintelligible chanting.  It wasn't exactly what I wanted her to be doing at that moment, but let's face it praying in her icon corner when she should be sleeping is not such a bad thing.  It feels good to know I've laid a foundation, at least.  And who knows maybe God will speak to her and encourage her to sleep for me...

1 comment:

  1. Those moments can be rare, but they sure make up for a lot!