Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thank You for Light
Sarah, who's 2, is my only child who has been afraid of the dark. She doesn't like to go to sleep with the light off, and if she wakes in the middle of the night, she gets up and turns on the lamp before she goes back to sleep.
A couple nights ago we lost power for several hours. When she tried to turn both lights on (apparently by feel, because you couldn't see your hand in front of your face), she panicked, so I brought her to bed with us. Of course she rolled around and kicked and talked in her sleep and kept us awake for a few hours. But when the electricity came on and my lamp blinked, she woke immediately. Her voice was heavy with relief. "Hank You for light, Mama!"