|in-som-ni-a [in-som-nee-uh} ...difficulty falling or staying asleep|
But last night was different.
In bed at a decent hour, I was prepared. The tubing from my port was pulled out a little longer in length so that I could turn over on my side a little easier.
My anti-nausea pills and a glass of water were placed nearby on my bed stand, so I could reach for them immediately upon awaking.
The day had been exhausting with surgery, radiation and my first chemo treatment. We even ran several errands before going home and I still did a few household chores, and cooked dinner.
Crawling into bed around 11:30, I was ready for a good night's sleep.
Bing! My eyes opened at 3am.
After looking at the clock every 10-15 minutes, I decided to pray for each of my family members by name.
That took some time.
But sleep evaded me.
But You, oh Lord, are a shield to me, My glory and
the One who lifts up my head" Psalm 3:3
He lifted my head from the pillow around 5am and I have been up ever since.
The early morning hours are nice, actually, as the quiet is inviting. It was so cool outside in the pre-dawn hours, what a welcome relief.
I was able to meet with God and get a few things done in preparation for out-of-town family coming tomorrow...but I am feeling tired and will try to take a short nap this afternoon.
If you have a minute, would you mind giving me some insomnia scriptures?
A compiled list is what I would like to have on hand so that I can recite them each night.
I am asking the Lord to help me through each day at a time.
Thankfully, I have Him to lean on through it all.
"...He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul..." Psalm 23:2-3a