“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
I didn’t sleep well last night. It was a day full of excitement and instead of enjoying a relaxing evening, I was sitting in front of my computer much later than normal, “on” for more than an hour of moderating a webinar. When I finally made my way upstairs in the pitch black – because no one can quite navigate a totally dark house for fear of waking up her family like a mother – my mind was racing. That last game of Candy Crush before setting my alarm probably didn’t help.
I woke up exhausted. My daughter refused to have anything to do with my husband, or my brilliant idea that maybe she should just come snuggle with me in our bed. She wanted more milk, a specific episode of Mickey Mouse – one with Donald, but not too much Donald – she wanted to wear a certain sweater, and then immediately had a meltdown of epic proportions because SWEATER.
I yelled. I sat on the floor of her playroom and had my own tantrum because I was exhausted, and too little sleep always results in too many big emotions. And she said “sorry, Mommy” and sat down to read books to her stuffed animal friends. Which was fine. Until she ran out to the living room and came back with a new book.