Friday, May 9, 2014

Sleep is gooood...

Last night, Mom stood up and said, "I don't feel well.  I'm going to bed."   There's nothing amazing about that.  She says it dozens of times most every night.  What made this time noteworthy is the fact that she said it twice and then went to bed.  And stayed there.   We didn't hear a peep from her until about 5:20 this morning when she came out and loudly said, "Is anyone awake?"  Louder, "Is anyone awake?!"  Finally, "I am lonely and you should wake up and keep me company!"  Needless to say, we didn't.  She went back to bed and stayed there until 7:00.

What a gift.  I slept for 6 uninterrupted hours.  7 would have been great.  8 would have been amazing.  But, 6 it was and I am so very grateful. 


  1. I'm glad you were given the gift of sleep :) We take the small blessings (and big ones) as they come, which isn't often with Alzheimer's, so they are all the more appreciated when they do happen.

    1. Small blessings that I always took for granted.