My youngest son, age 4, woke up around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday evening, moaning and whining.
I went into his room to see what was wrong, only to find he had thrown up, all over his bed.
I picked him up, resulting in my own pajamas becoming covered in his vomit. I carried him to the bathroom, and gently placed him in the bathtub. He was so excited to take a bath in the middle of the night. He acted like nothing was wrong, except that he was covered in gross stuff.
We rinsed him off, and I let him play in the tub, while I stripped his bed, and sprayed Lysol to kill any germs.
Throughout all of this, my older two children woke up wondering what in the world was going on.
Of course, once I got the baby out of the tub, and snuggled him dry, everyone was wide awake, except for me.
I managed to get clean sheets & blankets on his bed, and snuggle him back to sleep. The older two eventually fell back asleep as well, but only after I had gone downstairs to put the soiled bedding in the washing machine.
I spent over 2 hours in the middle of the night taking care of my babies, one of whom was sick.
Yes, my job as a mommy is to be there for my children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I don't get coffee breaks or lunch hours, let alone a day off!
I would not trade it for the world!!
My sweet little man felt better in the morning, and I was able to rest the day away with him, since I did not get as much sleep as I needed.
I prayed over my son as I bathed him.
I prayed over his bed as I changed the sheets, that the Lord would bless his dreams, and heal his little body as he slept.
I prayed over my older two children as they stumbled into my room, asking me to turn off the music I had chosen to help them get back to sleep.
You can pray over your children at any time. Thoughtful prayer will help you soothe you, even when exhausted, and provide a tired mommy with peace in caring for their children.
"Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints..." Ephesians 6:18
"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words." Romans 8:26