And for 3 Hours, There was Peace Again

This morning, I felt like the stars aligned just a bit again, for a change. Y’all know life has not been all sparkles on the Gossett front lately. I haven’t lied and I won’t. But we’ve been working on it and things are starting to align…at least a little.
B made my coffee (bless him) and headed for work before the crack of dawn. I got up with the kids before sunrise to get them off to school. We were actually early this morning. I know, I’m amazed too. 
Bubby and I headed home. I had work to do. He knew that and he was ready to comply. I’ve been stressed and unfortunately or fortunately, my Bubby and I are connected very closely. When I stress, he stresses. He cries when I cry, and I cry when he does. It’s a true bond but unfortunately for him, he feels my pain and it’s taken its toll on him. The poor little guy was worn out. 
He hasn’t been sleeping right because Mommy is stressed. He has a cold because Mommy is a hot mess and a bundle of nerves. He feels my pain and it’s taking its toll. So before I could take my second sip of coffee, this baby was out like a light. 
I let him sleep. He needed it. I relaxed watching his peaceful beauty and then I began to work. I accomplished much. I should have woken him up after the first hour, or the second, but I let him sleep in peace. And his peaceful sleep brought a calming to my soul. The same soul that he and I share. I felt the peace and I relished in it. 
The bags under his eyes are gone. He agreed to take a bath tonight. And for some reason, his restful sleep healed me in a way. I feel more rested and ready to face the challenge of making my family whole again. 
So for 3 hours, there was peace again and I feel like everything will be OK. There’s just something about a baby sleeping that puts everything in to perspective.  I’m just glad I have the perfect baby to remind me about the good things in life.

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I love it! Mine grabbed my arm this morning and said, “Mommy, don’t take a shower yet, put down your phone, cuddle with me and watch one cartoon…it’s only one…” *sigh* …and so I did. It was perfect!

  2. Sometimes I think they’re raising us instead of the other way around 🙂

  3. Christy, I love reading how you explain your relationship with your kids. It’s so beautiful and always touches me in such a beautiful way. I’m glad he was able to rest and in turn it gave you peace!

  4. This post made me calmer and I’m not even in your house! I hope I end up having the same type of relationship with Michael.

  5. clgossett says:

    Me too Mallery! There’s just nothing like a mother son bond. I mean, I love my girls with all of my heart, they know that and so do you. But this is just different. We don’t even have to speak. I know what he wants without him asking. We are just so connected, I hope that never fades.