Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Hold on tight the night has come...



John is gone this week. He is in Detroit , MI learning how not to get fatally shocked by hybrid vehicles. I haven't thought about it, but I really haven't been in my bed at night too many nights by myself for a long time... I couldn't sleep! I usually blame John on that (he snores)...because he broke his nose sledding off the roof of his barn when he was a child... ( Only John)
I kept hearing things. I swear I head someone walking through the hallway, Oh yeah that was Leah coming in past curfew! The I am sure I heard growling...And I have to admit that was my wimpy dog Samson , and then I thought maybe the intruder was scaring the dog. Then Leah called me from her room, at 3 am and said "did you hear that???" ... And then I about had a heart attack when I heard a huge explosion ( thunder). I thought I saw someone standing over my bed staring at me... Leah again!
So, I am starting to realize how comforting it is having John home, not only for me , but for the kids too. I think Luke would have been awake, but football practice makes him sleep like a baby!

It is funny how little we realize things like this until they are not there. It is interesting how we can have so much safety tied up in a person.The irony in the whole thing is normally, John falls asleep watching ESPN2, sound asleep, Luke and I even painted his toenails while he was sleeping the other night, he didn't even twitch!(see photo) Sometimes, I admit that I am glad he fell asleep downstairs because I won't hear him snoring. I think If he was here: it would take a huge event to wake him, so the comfort obviously is emotional, and not based on the realistic fact that I would probably be the one calling 911, and trying to wake up John!

Every time I woke up , I kept singing the lyrics to an Indigo girls song "Secure yourself to heaven, hold on tight the night has come, fasten up your earthly burdens, you have just begun"...

Heaven... now that is a whole new blog topic, that I plan to write about soon that was sparked by a conversation with my dear friend Vic and I had the other day!

So, tonight, I hope I sleep better, but at least I realize how much I am blessed to have such an awesome husband, that makes me feel safe, no matter what the safety feeling is based on!

4 comments:

Birdie said...

I usually stay up really late when Ken is gone, so that I am exhausted when I go to bed and I pass out. I know it's really hard for me to sleep without him. Who knew!

Sam said...

Neither Laura or I sleep well when the other is gone. Laura for much the same reasons you wrote about, me because she's the one who has the night vision and loaded shotgun on her side of the bed.

Dave and Betsy: said...

Yikes...just thinking of you guys with a shotgun will keep me up at night Sam!

Just recently I've gotten used to going to bed without Dave; wait that didn't come out right, I mean going to bed before him. Now that I get up earlier than him to be with JJ in the morning, he stays up later. But even though I don't know when he comes to bed, I know subconsciously while I'm sleeping b/c I do really miss his presence when he's gone. It is pretty cool how you really do become one.

ChelChel said...

I knew Laura was packing some heat! Maybe I will have her over for a sleepover next time John leaves!