I never thought I would be able to say it, but here if goes…. Silence is golden! I am an extremely talkative person. Most of the time people are trying to tell me to be quiet! I just love being around people and I love the noise. Well, I finally realized how my life has changed. I’m sitting here with my glass of wine and its silent, completely silent! I haven’t heard this is a very long time and I am actually loving it!!! And that my friends is why I am getting OLD! I am ok with it though and I hope to have more silent nights, not all of the time though because that young, chatty girl would like to come out sometime 🙂 I’m going to go and relax and enjoy this for a little longer before I hit the hay! Good night slicers!!!
I got into bed last night and opened up my WordPress application on my phone. I was ready to write (type) my slice and then next thing I know it was 2:00 A.M. I looked on my phone and I see…………xknjglerkneoribfnltkndelobkn. Was I trying to type something? I couldn’t tell you. I could tell you that I was so tired and I lack sleep so much lately that I fell asleep trying to write my slice :). So, today’s slice is in honor of last night and of me being sleep deprived.
I miss you so much you don’t even know.
I miss you so much where did you go?
You’ve been gone for quite some time and it’s getting really sad.
You don’t realize how much I need you, I need you really bad.
I hope one day you come back, even if its for a day or two.
I just want to remember what it feels like to be able to hang out with you.
Yes my dear, you are needed more than you’ll ever know.
So hurry up and get to packing and let’s get ready to go.
I understand my children are what keeping you away.
But, can’t I have you both in my life and have you please just stay?
Without you I’ve been cranky and my eyes have not been looking the same.
I’ll be quite honest with you, I really don’t like this game.
You won’t regret coming back, I promise it’ll be a blast.
I guess I’ll have to lay and see if tonight is the night that we are together again at last!
BY KELLI BRONKEMA
Did anyone get nervous when reading this poem thinking it was about someone in my life? Well………….. that someone is SLEEP 🙂 I wanted to put the title at the end to keep everyone in suspicion. I haven’t been getting sleep much because Olivia has severe allergies and the medicine is not working. On top of that, she is teething. She decides to wake up Mommy every hour or so. I’m actually getting used to it and some of you I am sure are in (or have been in) the same boat. This is why I decided to write my poem today to SLEEP! Rich and I have a wedding out of town on Saturday and are staying in a hotel. As much as I hate to leave my children, I can’t wait to get a good night of uninterrupted sleep! So, I will be getting my wish come true and like my poem says… I am glad I will see my sleep, even if it is a day or two! The funny thing is.. My daughter just smiles and smiles as miserable as she is with her allergies, and that smile is making this “no sleep” thing bearable. Here is a picture of my baby girl. This smile is why I can’t get mad about getting no sleep… It’s simply so worth it 🙂
I signed up to do the writing challenge for the month of March. Well…. to be honest March came and I had thought that I didn’t have the time I thought I had to do the writing. I find myself extremely busy these days. Between being in my last course for graduate school, having two children that are constantly sick (one having severe asthma and the other severe allergies), working, trying to work on getting our new house organized, trying to be a good wife and make time for my husband, trying to be happy with myself and find time to exercise, baptisms, birthdays , being sick myself, etc. I thought I just was too busy. I can keep going on and on, but I realized something. I realized that I was complaining how busy I am, but the fact is I am truly blessed to be so busy. Yeah, some of the things are not the greatest. My children being sick is one of them, but there are parents that are taking care of their children who have cancer or other serious illnesses. I thank God my children do not have a serious illness like that. I find myself complaining about all of these things when in reality I should see how lucky I am! I am lucky to even have a husband and family, I am lucky to have a job and have the opportunity to go to grad school, I am lucky to be living in a new house, I am lucky that my Ulcerative Colitis is not bad at this time, I am lucky I am healthy enough to work out, I am lucky that I have a supportive family to watch my children so I can spend time with my husband, and I am lucky I am able to give parties for baptisms and birthday parties so that I can fill the room with love. I realized all of this yesterday. It was my son JP’s 3rd birthday. Seeing him smile while mommy and daddy went to his school and seeing that smile continue when we threw him a pizza party with all of our family and having a dance off really made me just sit back and think. I thought about this writing challenge, along with other things that I thought I was too busy for. I feel that that if anything, this writing challenge is going to help me see everything in more of a positive and outgoing way, instead of complaining about how tired I always am and how there is not enough time in a day. It is going to help me reflect on how lucky I truly am. I forgot about all of the amazing times I felt so touched by some of my colleagues comments to some of my writing pieces and thoughts last year. I forgot how lucky I was to be working with such great people. I forgot that I need to breathe and remember that I AM LUCKY! I can’t wait to share some of my life with you for the next few weeks. After all, I guess it is better late than never!