Prayer, Coffee, Sleep.

I’m so tired.

Last week I told my husband I was skipping dinner to take a nap.. . and I actually did just that.

I think about coffee all.the.time.


Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy.

But my mantra lately has been more, “prayer, coffee, sleep” than “prayer, wine, chocolate”!

My prayer life reflects the thoughts that follow.  Lately my conversations with God have been on the lines of:

“Dear God, Please bless _____________”;

the Hail Mary’s I say at night that help me turn my mind off and fall asleep and the sporadic thank you God when I look at my son and think of my husband.

But besides going to Mass on Sunday and the Rosary I was late to the other night, it ends there.

Not exactly inspirational.

I’m not sure why I’m writing this, except for the fact I have a strong feeling I am not alone. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when you can say inside, “Oh good, I’m not the only one” ?

I also think some of you reading this will be able to tell me, don’t worry – you won’t always be thinking about when you could fit in a nap!


Well . . . maybe not. I have always loved naps.

Is your prayer life tired?  Is your life in general exhausting?

How can we fix it?

Maybe we can’t  . . . but Jesus can.

Isn’t faith a wonderful gift?

To know that everything doesn’t have to be our job . . . what a relief.

God will carry us, care for us, give us strength, hope, endurance and re-light our fire.

And trust me, sometimes it is just best to go take that nap.  My husband will vouch for that.

For everything there is a season … and each season has it’s own beauty.


No matter how tired I am, I still dream of the day God brings another baby in our family.  In the mean time, my heart is so grateful for the family I have and the work I feel the Lord has given me.  I hear a small voice in my head that says, “this first”.

I also thank God that I got to sleep through the whole night last night.

When the time comes that I have to get up every 3 to 4 hours to feed a hungry baby, I know the adrenaline rush of immense love will get me through it.  I think it got me through 3 years of our son’s life!

Are you as tired as I am?

What keeps you going?  What prayers do you pray . . . and when?

How do you like your coffee? 🙂

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Much love and prayers,


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