The past two nights have been rough. For some reason that she just can't communicate to me, Tori seems to have trouble sleeping between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. This makes for a long night.
During these middle of the night times when the house is dark and I'm forced from my warm snuggly bed by a little girl that wants to be held I find that I can easily be quite grumpy. Unfortunately Troy takes the brunt of that most of the time.
To keep from being a bear I try to use this time to focus on God. A little quiet time with Him is a sure fire way to improve my attitude. And when I find that I'm already in that foul mood and a little too quick with a sharp comment to my still sleeping husband I realize it's time to count my blessings. Nothing softens my heart toward my dear husband like counting him at the top of the list.
Another of those blessings is a couple from our church family that Troy and I have depended on more than once for guidance and wisdom. Wayne and Verna celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday. They have a relationship focused on Christ, built with a deep love and respect for each other. Verna is the woman I want to be when I grow up. I pray for many more wonderful, love filled years together for them.