Last night, like many nights, my ten month old son refused to sleep anywhere but my arms. I tried holding him as he tossed and turned, unable to drift off to sleep. I am not very familiar with restlessness, as I’ve always fallen asleep easily. However, my son received this restless trait from my husband and grandfather. He takes forever to fall asleep and sleeps lightly. Some days, I enjoy the extra time and snuggles. Other days, like last night, I did not. I did not want him to cling to my body, searching for comfort. I was selfish & wanted to have a relaxing evening. I was frustrated and let him cry for a few minutes, walking out of the room and crying to my husband. On days like this, even dad couldn’t jump in to help. Baby was in a mom mood.
So, on days like yesterday, I pull out this prayer & read it to him. As soon as I do, his body relaxes and he drifts off to sleep in minutes.