I was reminded today about the importance of bedtime routine…by my littlest love gal who is soon to be 11. She told me she was SAD because I did not sing to her at night any more. When she cries, she informs me, I just talk and sit there. Sometimes I do get frustrated and tell her not to cry. The sobs were too much for me to bear.
Where is the song? Honestly, my song has been lacking lately. We are both grieving. She was even grieving the loss of my song.
I knew she was grieving. The Lord has told me that more than month ago. Today she named it SAD. It took a week away with some very special people including my dear husband and the Love gals for me to realize many of my own unfamiliar actions are because of grieving and sadness. (We have experienced much loss of home and friends and much more because of a move.)
Hum…now I am not in a heap. I am not unable to function but the tears often hover. Love Bug’s tears start at night, when the darkness envelopes us in a soft cocoon. She has no way to handle sadness and grief. Neither of us do so we will continue to cry the tears of cleansing and soothing. It is good for us. It is His compassion and lovingkindness that will sustain and soothe us.
For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness. For He does not afflict willingly or grieve the sons of men. Lamentations 3: 32-33