Staying Up Late – Counting the Cost

The video that will make every busy woman rethink her lifestyle: Elderly ladies reveal what they’d do differently if they were young again (and their responses will make you question everything)
I really want to watch this video, but the baby is sleeping right beside me so anything with sound will have to wait until tomorrow. However, I read the following lines as I continued to hold my baby even after she had fallen asleep and I did not feel one bit guilty.

Each lady then recalls how she would have spent her time differently. One says: ‘What I wouldn’t give to extend those good night kisses instead of moaning about having to get up early in the morning.’

Another adds: ‘An extra second of cuddling my babies before they were too big to hold.’

Almost every night this week I’ve nursed til she fell asleep around 10:30 and when she woke up as I tried to lay her in her bed I just gave her to my husband and I went to sleep.  I didn’t even wake up when they eventually came to bed.  Yes, I was suffering from exhaustion and I needed it those nights. I was blessed with the ability to go to sleep those nights and I embraced that blessing.

But tonight is different. The week is almost over. I will gladly pay the price of exhaustion at work for an extra hour to savor her while she is young. There will be a price and my work won’t get 100%  But my child is only little once and sacrificing all of my evenings is more than I’m willing to pay.


About Camila

Based in Atlanta, but from the mountains of North Carolina. New widow of a man from Iran. Mother of one precious girl. Anti-human trafficking expert. Sister to 16 siblings (Yes, some of are adopted). Daughter of God.

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