December 1, 2006

I lie awake, middle of the night
up again, to soothe your cry

my body is tired
I could use the rest
but your eyes, your sweetness
I am so blessed

the Lord speaks clearly
to my soul
how many moms would love
a baby to hold

or their child they lost
or is now all grown
and I have you
my very own

cherish now
it goes so fast
what's one night's sleep
when years have passed?

I want
to remember


  1. What a beautiful -- and true -- poem. Did you write it?

  2. Aw, thanks. It came from a precious sleepless night this week. ; )

  3. that is gorgeous! you penned my feelings to a tee!


  4. Sometimes, in the middle of the night, when it's just the two of you, in a quiet house, snuggling and nursing, it's the best feeling ever! Beautiful Poem Steph! You have the sweetest blog!

  5. I feel the same way. It brings me to tears to think my baby girl is 6 months old. I cherish every second of her babyness...even on sleepless nights.
    Beautiful poem. :)

  6. That is so nicely written, and so true too. Not only does it feel good to know I'm not the only one not getting much sleep but it's a perfect reminder of the blessing that children are even in those rough times. Thank you.

  7. That is beautiful and so true. Good job, mama.

  8. Beautiful poem! I've had many nights like that, hovering between exhaustion and joy.

  9. Simply beautiful. I have never minded those nights, cuddling, nursing. They are moments to be cherished. Just the 2 of us up in the quiet of a dark sleepy house. Everyone woman should be so blessed!

  10. I was so touched by this! Do you mind if I link to it on my blog?

  11. So sweet! I share those thoughts! Xavier has had a couple of somewhat sleepless nights this week and I've loved every second. We move so fast in our lives these opportunities to slow down are priceless!

  12. Oh my goodness did I need that today. Thank you. Very beautiful. Very true.

  13. Beautiful! Those nights are becoming even more precious to me because they are getting less frequent.

  14. I love to bring Daniel into my bed for a while at least when hes upset
    hope is all ok with you and that you are all well

  15. It's nice to think of it like that now, but in the middle of the night it doesn't feel so wonderful! I need to keep a copy of the poem by my bed to refer to! LOL!

    Beautiful poem though.

  16. Ok. I needed that. She has been up nightly lately. And is actually crying as I type this. I'm off to hold my babe.

  17. What a wonderful poem and so true, too!

  18. Lovely!! What a great reminder!

  19. Nice job! I will try to think of that when I am grumpy about waking up the next time it happens. Which could very likely be tonight!

  20. This is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. That is so neat that you wrote this. Truly thoughts I have had since Liam was born during those sleepless nights.

    So beautiful!


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