Five Minute Friday: blessing


He doesn’t want to sleep tonight. Ten months old, exhausted, and hard-headed, all oblivious to the boon of bed time. Daddy took over, and as I listen to my son raging against sleep, I remember it: “This is the blessing.”

That children are a gift from the Lord is easy to remember when he snuggles sweetly against me, when he obeys swiftly, when he does any of the adorable things that make him him. And then we’re all three weary and he won’t sleep, and it’s not that I forget he’s a blessing, but I don’t feel immediate thankful thoughts in these times.

But we’re supposed to give thanks in all things, aren’t we? And I’d rather be kept awake a million times with him, than sleep and not be his mommy.


Linking up with Five Minute Friday — for the first time in a long time — to write on the prompt, blessing. The button above will take you to the link-up.

©2017 by Stacy Crouch


3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: blessing

  1. anna mcneese says:

    THAT’S why you wrote that on the diaper. It is a good reminder and with husbands and other relationships too when I think about it. I don’t know if it helps, but mine both slept quite poorly from 8.5-10.5 months. You’re not alone.

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