Tuesday, March 30, 2010

God's Gift of Nap

I do not want to ever discount the role of a full time mother by pretending that i know what it's like, from my babysitting experiences, to be a mother.  I don't yet know what it means to care for small children, day in and day out, 24/7 for 18 years.  And i have full respect and admiration for those who do.

That said.

I have come to discover that God had to have been thinking of mothers when He invented the need for napping.

Yesterday, God revealed to me that if i will refuse t.v. watching, place child on comfortable sleeping surface, and ignore her for about ten minutes, that the three-year-old will nap almost as long as the one-year-old.  And i am so thankful!

I have been blessed, this time around, with two children who will sleep nearly four hours in the afternoon, if i can just keep them going all morning.

I'm sure my husband is too because my house is CLEAN.  I can't believe it.

Right now, i'm typing to you mid-naptime and post SHOWER.  So awesome.

I recognize that this doesn't happen for everyone.  I have been the babysitter of children whom i could not, with any amount of ignoring, convince to nap.  And it was quite nightmarish.  'Cause these were the temperament of kids that you really really NEED to have a nap break from.

But now.....peaceful productive afternoons.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.


  1. the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11 =)

  2. Hallelujah! 4 hours is impressive!


What do you think about that?