I have been having issues with my allergies the last couple of days. And with that comes the need for meds. I hate taking anything, but my husband tires of me walking around with kleenex stuck up both sides of my nostrils.
He thinks I look silly. Of course he has dared me to walk down the street in this manner. And with the side effects of the medicine, I might just take him up on it without realizing it. I am glad he actually likes me.
This medicine makes me drowsy. But I have always had to deal with this issue, even when the boys were little. But most days that drowsy just stayed with me as I trudged through the day!
It is different now.
Somedays I wondered if would be. My youngest son didn’t have a need for sleep, so some days it wasn’t just medicine that made me drowsy, but not getting sleep from being up with a fussy baby!
I blame myself.
Instead of sleeping or resting when the boys were down for naps….I had so much I had to get done that I wouldn’t allow myself to rest.
Get through it! Power up! More coffee!
Seriously. Then the cycle would begin again. If I had it to do all over again I would stop…and rest. I was sick a lot those days. Asthma, bronchitis…..you name it. I cannot help but wonder if a “lack of rest” made those illnesses worse?
Guess what? Mommy….it will all still be there when you wake up. But I guarantee you that the mountain of laundry won’t look as high, the dishes won’t look as dirty. You will be rested and that will help you and your outlook.
“I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” Psalm 3:5
The funny thing is that today I took a two hour nap. No, I didn’t have children to tend to, but I have most certainly gotten over feeling guilty for resting. Maybe it comes with age…Lord knows it took me long enough to get here!
But it does affect your health…and you have to remain healthy for those babies Momma.
So take a nap!!
IN CHRIST ALONE