Thursday, June 17, 2010
O'h Peaceful Sleep Where Art Thou.
I have no pics today,just thoughts and obervations.It is winter here and we have not had many frosts yet but lovely cold crisp nights when you pull the lovely soft blankets and fluffy doonas up,we both share the love of cotton sheets all year round,so that when you get all warm you can sneak your foot over to a cold spot and quickly pull it back lol wondering "why did I do that"!.
It is 5am and I quietly paddle out as I am always first up for my quiet time before Mum and Bob surface, this is my Blog and business email time and that lovely first cuppa,it tastes so different to any other that you may have in a day.In our back room ,there in the corner is a glowing wood fire,the room is so cosy ,I am bare footed on slate floors,how blessed are we,to have a warm safe haven,I pray for those who are homeless or just cold for lack of heating.
I have a lovely friend that does volunteer work for me at our towns little op shop,she was telling me yesterday that last winter their gas heater got a leak,so her husband Frank threw it out,and did not replace it. So this year she has no heating,she has a hot shower and then races to her couch and wraps up in a quilt her daughter made her, these people are almost 70.He is a narky old fella and I was thinking of her today and was wondering if we are getting too soft as many years ago this is what it would be like for everyone!
As my day starts so does the worry of children. Why did they have to grow so fast, I needed more time to teach them life skills that I was still learning as they flew the coop lol.
When we wanted to start a family,we think of the lovely little baby not the soon to be adult.We have just 2 children and feel so blessed with them,but when they have their daily struggles you can't help but be concerned for them, even though you cannot fix everything you just wish you could.
I imagine that many of us have restless sleeps over our children and their children,being from a broken home myself all I ever wanted was for my two to have Mum and Dad for all their growing years and we have had a good strong marriage,(with hiccups on the way) but we are at the September of our lives and would not want to be anyewhere else.After talking with my DIL last night I thought I should come clean and say that it has not always been rosey as they all think it is and the bar they think they need to aspire to is very high.So warts and all we had a chat and now she knows that theirs is quite normal,same as for our daughter we had this chat some time ago as she was a little discontented.We are of a generation that when things got tough we dealt with it in the home and did not share,I would never had let my mum think I was anything but blissful, thank the Lord that our kids can ring up and have a grumble, I may not be able to fix things but I can always listen and give advice ONLY when I am asked.
I just wonderwhen will I stop worrying about them as it has been going on since the day they were born!! lol and when will I fall into bed into a wonderful peaceful slumber to awaken and it is morning Yayyy I had a great sleep!
Thanks for listening.