saving my life.

It has been a dark couple of weeks, hence the radio silence here. Not sleeping has really taken its toll, but things appear to be on the upswing.

I thought about telling you that what was saving my life was finally finding something that helps me sleep. Better living through chemistry and all that. It is, certainly, one thing that has helped our entire household and I am extremely grateful to have gotten some help.

Atticus at One

But over the weekend, I read a book that I didn’t care for. In the middle of ranting and raving about it to Mike, I realized that I was so thankful that I can still do that. I might not read as many books as I used to, but I can still engage with them and think about them. People said I wouldn’t have time to read anymore, but it turns out that I didn’t lose that part of myself when I had a kid. And though insomnia has been a huge challenge to my faith, the book showed me that I still want to fight for the idea of a loving and engaged God.

It is quite the irony that I would be thankful for a book that frustrated me as much as this one did, (especially when I finally get around to organizing my thoughts and tell you what it was). But the entire process of engaging with a book that wasn’t Goodnight Moon made me feel more like myself than I have in a while. It was a saving grace.

What is saving your life this week?

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