As a kid, I remember waking up on Saturday morning and grabbing a bowl of cereal to eat as I watched Saturday morning cartoons. Then as a teenager, Saturday morning became the day I could sleep in. Saturday morning has always been a special day as far as I can remember.
Here lately it’s become the day my eyes pop open at 3 o’clock in the morning. That is not very special in my opinion. After working all week and getting up each day at 5 o’clock in the morning it would be so nice to sleep in a little bit.
I have some sweet friends that are young moms and they talk about looking forward to the day their sweet baby learns to sleep all night. I remember those days. They seem to drag on with no end in sight. But then the day comes that your little one learns to sleep and then a few years later you have to teach them to wake up. It’s kind of ironic really.
Even though I’m up before the chickens, I’m not going to let it affect my day. I’ve started joking and saying I’m getting extra hours to my day. I might as well laugh about it. But I do think I’ll start taking a sleep aid on Friday nights.
Whatever your Saturday mornings look like, I hope it’s a day you enjoy. Maybe your work schedule is different and you look forward to another day of the week. I pray you find joy in each day God blesses you with.
For all of you who may be experiencing sleep issues, I pray you find comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Prayers for sweet sleep for all of us.
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”
Proverbs 3:24 NIV