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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sleeping with the Light On

Dustin was out of town last night. He took all our employees to Prescott for the weekend. Some MAN time spent fishing, paint ball war gaming and lots of eating was done.

While the neighbours partied until well past 2am I tried to sleep. When I had finally drifted off to sleep shortly thereafter I awoke suddenly and in a panic to a crashing sound. I immediately shot up and felt my heart leaping out of my chest. My mind had conjured up a vision of a robber breaking into one of the girls' rooms. I screamed at the top of my lungs, "Oh NO you don't! In Jesus' name you get out of my house!!" I ran frantically to the hallway and flipped on the light dodging into each room only to find the robber I had expected to see wasn't there. Upon closer examination I found that Rory had taken a ceramic house to bed with her and it had crashed to the floor affter she turned in her sleep.

Let me tell you the affects of adrenaline are astounding. My heart was beating with a force I'd never experienced before. Honestly, I think my ribs flexed with each beat. I had been ready to kick some serious booty if necessary while at the same time feeling completely terrified. It was then that I thanked the Lord for giving me such a wonderful husband who makes me feel so secure and protected whenever he's around.

I got back in bed and did some cleansing breaths trying to restore my pulse to a manageable rate. Needless to say I was a bit shaken up and decided I'd sleep with the phone by my side and the light on dim. 15 minutes later the light was off and my heart had recovered.... but I sure missed having my hubby to snuggle up to!!


Kim said...

oh how scary, well you know what you would do in an emergency!! I know what you mean I have had a few nights with the lights on myself. I once landed after a long flight and it was like 2 am and I was dropped off at the employee parking lot, in the dark of night I made my way to the car and saw a figure sitting in my car, I marched right up to my car, just me armed with flight attendant luggage and opened the door to find a man sleeping on my dry cleaning. I told him to get out of my car immediately I made him go away. He was homeless and in the end i guess the only part I regret is not helping him find some place warm to sleep, but it was pure adrinilyn as well.

Carpenters said...

I feel the same way about my hubby. They really are a strength and good snuggle buddies. I'm glad the noise wasn't a robber. I definitely think you could have kicked some robber booty if you needed to.

With Love,

Stacey said...

Isn't it amazing how our bodies jump into that protect mode? We would do anything to protect our kids!

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

I can totally identify!!! I am glad it didn't turn out to be anything serious :)

Sherry said...

Wow that is so scary when you are alone! Glad everything was good. I am glad that your girls are okay as well.