I don’t know why she can’t sleep at night.
All I know is that based on her personality I can’t say I’m surprised to see her sitting up when I head to bed at 10pm or 11pm or 12am.
She’s not wired to relax.
She’s wired to worry.
I offer to leave a light on so that she won’t feel so alone once she realizes she’s the only one in the house still awake…but it breaks my heart to know she’s just lying there…staring.
Last night I crawled into bed with her.
I want her to have memories of feeling safe and loved and taken care of on those sleepless nights. I want her to remember that any time she had something on her mind she had someone there.
I want her to know that when she lays awake and worries…her Mom lays awake too.
Wishing there was something she could do to help her little girl relax and stop staring.
Turns out she’s not the only one wired to worry.