Twenty minutes into nodding off for the night. I’m almost asleep when I get up to tuck my husband into bed. He falls asleep quickly and I finally doze off an hour later. I’m about two hours into a deep sleep now. I think I’m beginning to dream but I am awakened suddenly by my husband who says “Honey, can you help me?”. I’m quickly out of bed and next to his side (adrenaline rush). I ask what he needs help with and he says “I can’t open it”. Hum... “what is it that you cannot open?”. His eyes are glassy and I realize that he’s talking in his sleep. I think to myself that he’s just dreaming. It’s 3:00 in the morning. I have body aches from lack of sleep and my eyeballs feel like tiny piss holes in the snow. At this hour, do I reach for a glass of wine or do I have coffee? A glass of wine sounds good but it’s 3:00 in the morning! Which one of us is confused? Was he dreaming or hallucinating? Well... instead of reaching for a beverage I decide to cuddle. Try as I might to fall asleep as I’m holding my love his body starts in with the spasms and then the jerks. I hold him thinking this will calm him down and I’m trying to cherish this phase because I know there will come a time when I’ll miss his quirks. I’m fully awake now. It’s 4AM... Might as well watch the sun come up. Coffee it is... if only we had some doughnuts to go with it. I hope I can find time for a nap later. For now I will enjoy this thankful new day. Carry on...
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