God has taught me a lot through these rough days. I found myself almost constantly in prayer for sleep, strength, wisdom, peace for our child and our marriage, and the ability to portray the fruits of the spirit even in my very sleep deprived state. I kept thinking about how the Lord knows what we need- right when we need it. And he knows what we need better than we do. That doesn't mean that God will necessarily make my baby sleep right when I want him to, but he will give me the strength and ability to get through the lack of sleep. It reminded me of Matthew 6:7-8-
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.What a sweet encouragement! Especially when I have been so tired sometimes I can't even put together coherent sentences.
Even in these hard days, I know that the Lord has been SO good to us and has blessed me with the chance to stay home and raise our son to be a man of God.
ps- don't you just want to kiss those cheeks?