Last night I put my strong-willed, "I will ONLY sleep in your arms", Baby Boy in bed an hour earlier than usual. I turned on his CD player. I kissed his sweet little head and I whispered good-night. For three-minutes he let us know that HE WAS NOT HAPPY! but then... there was silence. Sweet silence. Sweet peace. Sweet "There is a Light at the end of the Tunnel!".
Baby Boy *L*, put himself to sleep. HE did it! Mom and Dad rejoiced! We struggled with the whole CIO (Cry it Out) process. I felt like a failure. Sleep schedule by 4 months old? HA! Here I am an 'experienced mom' and still struggled with my 7-month older. It just didn't seem right.
Let me just tell you that no matter where you are in your "journey of life", I am proof positive, there is light! Hold on to all hope. Look for the silver lining. Stay positive. You'll get there.
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This Lenten season each night after the boys are tucked into bed and I'm enjoying the quiet of the evening, I'm going to very purposefully pray for not only my children, but their future wives. Because I know they are out there and I don't know what they are going through right now but I want them to know they are loved. I hope they know the wonderful Grace-filled Love that I know! I pray that they all know the Hope and the Joy that I have found. It's a whole lot more then just being able to celebrate little boys falling asleep on their own! :)
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com