Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Answered Prayers

When Easton was tiny and I was a brand new mom, I remember saying a lot of prayers. Long ones, short ones, some just downright ridiculous. I was reminded of those days last night when Easton was having a hard time going back to sleep. We're in Idaho right now, and both of us aren't feeling very well or getting much sleep. Last night my prayers went like this:

Prayer 1: Heavenly Father, please bless my sweet little angel so that he can feel comfortable and get the rest that he needs...

10 minutes later...still screaming

Prayer 2: Heavenly Father, I know Easton doesn't feel well...but he'd feel better if he could just fall asleep...

10 minutes later...still screaming

Prayer 3: Okay, Heavenly Father, please give me the patience I need to endure this screaming...

5 minutes later...still screaming

Prayer 4: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! PLEASE JUST MAKE HIM GO TO SLEEP, I'M SO TIRED!!!!!!!!

Finally, some rocking and motrin did the trick and he was able to fall asleep.

Prayer 5: THANK YOU!!!!!!!

25 comments:

Christi said...

I know those prayers all too well!!! Reagan was up all last night too :) I am glad that he finally went to sleep for you. I hope you guys start to feel better.

Swanson Family said...

I have those prayers ALL THE TIME! When Janae was little she was a terrible sleeper - Heavenly Father heard that same sequence of prayers from me several times a night =) Hope you both feel better soon and are able to get some much needed rest!

Lindsay said...

Oh poor guy!! As long as you didn't start swearing in your prayers they usually work eventually. :) I swear on my life we didn't go through Vegas, we went straight down through Utah, on like all these tiny little roads through little towns. Google Maps told me to go this way so we did. Plus we drove during the nights so that way Allie would just sleep, or else you KNOW i would have come to visit. Whatcha doing in Idaho?

Aunt Deitz said...

Isn't it awesome, how Heavenly
Father answers our needs even when we seem to be at our wits end. He is so loving and kind, and the master teacher. All these things shall be for thy good and give thee experience. I love the power of prayer, and faith. When used together, miracles happen.

Glad Easton settled down for you. Sometimes it's hard to sleep in a different bed, even if it is for the best just to sleep. Have fun in Idaho.

Love ya

Aunt Deitz said...

Isn't it awesome, how Heavenly
Father answers our needs even when we seem to be at our wits end. He is so loving and kind, and the master teacher. All these things shall be for thy good and give thee experience. I love the power of prayer, and faith. When used together, miracles happen.

Glad Easton settled down for you. Sometimes it's hard to sleep in a different bed, even if it is for the best just to sleep. Have fun in Idaho.

Love ya

Kara said...

I'm so sorry Em! I usually just cuss and throw things and eventually he goes to sleep. What's wrong with you guys, are you getting sick? Is EAston getting some more teeth? Poor boy, and poor you! I'm so sorry. Come home!

Ilene said...

We've been there for sure. I'm there right now but it is more like "help me survive this week, please."

We'll see what happens. Enjoy Boise- I'm sorry we will miss each other!

Jenni said...

oh no sis, you aren't feeling well?! I'm so sorry!! that is just miserable and i really feel for you. but just so you know, I think you're the best mom and i kind of love hearing those stories because you're such a good mom. Love you.

Meg said...

Amen sister! Amen.

I've been there...many times! Hang in there.

Meg said...

Hey and LOST is new this week! Yeah. Aren't you going to give a new prediction?

Carol and Bruce said...

Hope you feel better soon and my poor boy too! Love and miss you and hope you have a great week there. We are enjoying Jenni and she wants to move to Vegas!

Lizzy said...

Oh, I have had nights like that and they are not fun. I'm glad Easton finally fell asleep. Hopefully he sleeps better tonight!

Alifinale said...

Oh Em...that is no fun at all. It is especially hard to be sick when away from home. I hope you both feel better soon so you can enjoy your trip. And way to say prayers instead of just cry and throw your own fit.

Aimeeable said...

Amen sista! Just wait until he starts saying his own custom prayers.. please help mommy leave me alone so I can stay up and play longer...

Eischens said...

That sounds sooo familiar!

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

Em....i'm sorry but i really love to hear those kind of stories. it just reminds me that you're totally a mom! it still doesn't really seem real to me....i'm not really sure why but i LOVE it!!!!! you're such a good mom and i just love hearing all of your stories! i'm sorry you're not feeling very good! Get better! love ya grel!

Tara said...

Oh man I have said those same prayers I swear! I think every mother everywhere is familiar with that sitch.

Well I am glad he finally went to sleep for you and I hope you guys are feeling better!!

Cassey said...

Sounds so familiar, ok my mind's made up:no more kids. did you write this just for me? jk

mandy said...

I know those prayers! Poor little guy. Its amazing how Heavenly Father lets us go and keep pushing untill we feel like we can give no more and do no more, then he gives us our answered prayers. Just when we need it most. I love it.

The Grahams said...

I am definitely in on this one too! So many night of prayers like that with many tears included. Hope you guys are feeling better!

Chad and Jessica said...

That was awesome. I wish I could hear more of your prayers! That sounds weird.....lol. Hope you guys feel better soon : )

Ben & Diane said...

I have those prayers way too often. Sometimes it seems like Heavenly Father justs tunes them out.......just kidding. He always makes it happen......just not soon enough......sometimes.

Lindsay Coudron said...

I believe ever mom has made those prayers:) I'm so glad that he finally went to sleep:)

Jill said...

So sorry that you're not feeling well. That's not fun, especially when you're traveling. I didn't know you were in Idaho! Tell everyone hello from the Jolley's!

Bringhursts said...

I've been saying a lot of those with two babies in the house now. Somebody kill me, please.