Saturday, September 11, 2010

Why We Sleep

From the exact moment my children awake in the morning there is NOISE.
Lots and LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of noise.

And if there is enough physical activity coupled with all that noise, my husband and I hope that bedtime will be quick and easy.

(Believe me, bedtime at our house is never quick or easy)!!

So tonight when two of our children i-m-m-e-d-i-a-t-e-l-y fell asleep, aww, my husband and I both had to admire and adore and talk about sleep.

Husband: "Isn't it amazing that Heavenly Father created us to sleep for a third of our lives!"

Me: "Hmmm."

Husband: "Really! Think about it! He created it so that within our bodies when we come to a certain point but lay down, close our eyes and tune out the world . . . and go to sleep!"

Me: "Hmmm."

Husband: "Don't you find that amazing?"

Me: "Yup! I think that's the way the Lord can deal with His children.  'Well,' He says, 'while that half of the world is asleep I can deal with the other half that is awake.'"

Husband: "Huh?!"

Me: "Okay, not really, because I know that He is aware of us all the time, but me being Mortal Mom would have TOTALLY created things that way!!"

Husband: "Hmmmm."


  1. I remember sleeping; I was in college, not married, and no kids...

  2. Thanks for the good laugh.
    I've never thought of it quite like that before!