Hey y'all. We've had a good week here at our house. With the exception of continuing allergy issues, we are all doing well.
Isaac has developed this really odd schedule, and I thought I'd share it with you. Keep in mind this is a child who has multiple special needs and is not supposed to be aware of things, you know. Heh!
We put Ike to bed between 8:30-9:00. He listens to his "Hallelujah" (Gaither video) for about an hour and falls asleep.
Then somewhere between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. he wakes up.
Then he goes back to sleep around 7 a.m. and sleeps until Noon.
Isn't that peculiar?
So why is he waking up and staying awake???
Because DADDY is home! Daddy comes to check on him. Daddy sits in his room for a while. Daddy changes him if he's wet. Daddy gives him his juice and meds at 5:30.
And why does he go back to sleep after 7???
Because Daddy comes in and says, "I'm going to work now. Be a good boy for Mommy and Mrs. Julie today."
And out he goes like a light!
Isn't that something???
This poor, little unaware, handicapped, developementally delayed child that knows nothing, and is incapable of making decisions or understanding the concept of time wakes up to spend time with his Daddy. And sleeps the sleep of the dead when Daddy is not here.
Julie and I can talk. The dogs can bark. Julie can vacuum, clean the bathroom…he snoozes through all of it…because he doesn't want to spend his waking hours with us. He'd rather spend them with dear ol' Dad!
I love that he loves his Daddy and is so attached to him. I love that he knows who he wants to spend time with. I love that he can alter his schedule to suit his own needs and desires.
God has been so good to us, and I am so thankful that He is allowing our boy to grow and mature.
Psalm 139:14 "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."
It also makes me wonder how excited I am to spend time with my Heavenly Father.
Do I wake up early to be in His presence? Am I willing to give up sleep to talk with Him? Will I alter my entire schedule just to sit with Him for a while each morning?
Yes, I think there is much to learn from my child in this area. I think I should probably pay close attention to see what else he can teach me about myself, about life and about God.
I used to think the following verse applied to simple salvation, but maybe there is more to it than that. I will be meditating on this for a bit, I think.
Matthew 18:2-3 "And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as
little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Praying you have a blessed weekend,