My mom said it, and now I’m saying it! Part 1

Remember all those things your mom used to say that drove you crazy?  I bet you’re hearing a few of them come out of your mouth now!  I am…and I sort of cringe and smile all at the same time.  I remember knowing deep down she was right but not wanting to admit it.  Now that I’m a mommy, I know she was right.

Night Owlism (I made up that term) runs strong in our family.    As I would be in bed at night, not able to sleep, I would hear my mother say,

“If you can’t sleep, just rest.  Your body needs rest even if you can’t fall asleep yet.”  

Grrrrrrrrrrrr!  I can still remember the frustration as a child thinking, “That’s not helpful!”  But rest is what I would do…and it was good for me whether I wanted to admit it or not.  As I grew into an adult and continued to struggle with falling asleep, I began to comfort myself with those very words!  And now that I have a daughter who is also afflicted with Night Owlism, I find myself using that phrase often.  She, too, looks at me a bit incredulously.  But if I were a betting woman, I’d bet that she’ll be saying the same thing to her child some day!

Now it’s your turn to share!  What did your mom say that you find yourself repeating?

I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you along, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8

Sleeping Child

Monday 26 March, 2012  |  Copyright ©2012, Kara Durbin read more>>

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