When we welcome a baby, many people complain about having to get up in the middle of the night, to feed or comfort their new bundle of joy.
To be fair, it’s not always easy. However, in all situations, the way we perceive things can influence our ability to overcome challenges and increase either negative or positive thoughts we have.
Amanda Satawa, a new mother shred her thoughts on the Today website.
To help you better experience your own nocturnal awakenings, here is a small portion of Amanda's text.
It will make you think twice about waking up in the middle of time. She talks about God, but you can just as easily replace it with your own convictions, wether its God, the Universe or simply Luck...
"It's 3 a.m. Your baby is screaming, and you can't make it stop. They are fed, they are dry, they are swaddled and they are rocked. Nothing is working. It becomes frustrating. If you say you've never been frustrated at this moment, you're lying. I know I get frustrated as a mom in these situations more often than I'd like to admit. But I know my baby is just tired and doesn't know any better, it's her only way of communication right now. So I continue to rock her, sometimes until I'm crying, begging for sleep, and she eventually closes those eyes and gives in to the inevitable sleep she is fighting so hard."
"So I continue trying everything I know until finally she gives in and is suddenly so peaceful and quiet. And then I pray. I pray that she stays asleep until morning, because Mommy is just exhausted. And then God speaks to me. What if she didn't wake up at 3 a.m. and cry at night? What if she weren't here at all? And then my eyes really open y'all. Some people pray every day and every night of their lives to have this exact moment."
"If you're a mom who gets frustrated at 3 a.m. (or any time of day) and you find yourself asking "Why does this happen to me?" Instead, say : "Thank God for 3 a.m. wake ups." When your baby is awake, screaming at 3 a.m., it means they are breathing. It means they are communicating with you to the best of their ability. It means that they need their mommy or daddy. How special is that? How amazing is that?
I am so grateful to be awake at 3 a.m."
What do you think of her text? When your baby wakes you up at night next time, think twice - it might be a blessing!
Source: TODAY · Photo Credit: Adobe Stock