I had a mini break-through these past few days.
My 5 month old daughter had been getting up every 2 hours during the night. Part of this may have to do with a major change in her schedule as we went to Canada for a week.
I've been exhausted.
I've always been a firm believer in prayer.
So, to my logic, I prayed every night and day that she would give me a good nights rest. Ask and ye shall receive, right?? Well yea, but no.
A few days ago, a thought came to mind: change the way you pray.
I prayed that I would be given the energy I needed to be able to cater to her needs. I prayed that I would know what I could do to help her sleep longer and better. I prayed that I would be given more patience to deal with her at three in the morning. While praying for these things, I still maintained the hope that she would start sleeping better and through the night.
I realized that I cannot pray to change others, but I can pray that I will be able to cope better with situations, because I can change myself, and that is something I do have control over.
As a result, I honestly feel much happier and more energetic. I embrace her personality, and haven't been getting upset with her or resenting her for taking away my precious sleep.
Kind of selfish of me now that I look back.
Here's to mini breakthroughs!