Since adopting little Welford sleep has been… interesting. The first few nights I was so aware of this little life now under our care that deep sleep was elusive. Every creak of the house could have been our little man waking up with a pressing need. It was strange. We have had nephews and nieces of similar age stay over before and never had it affect us so much.
Sleep is much easier to come by now, however my body seems to have attuned itself to his various noises and signs. So that now when I wake up at a strange hour it is usually because of some disturbance from his room. Sometimes these are false alarms – other sounds or he just sorts himself out. But it’s interesting that my body has adapted so quickly.
As I am becoming more attuned to our son and his needs, it becomes clear how attuned God is to us:
Luke 12:6-7: ‘Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.’
Matthew 7:9-11 ‘Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!