Last night was a pretty good “toss and turn” night. I found myself putting in “I Love Lucy” CD’s to pass the time. Though it did lift my “spirits” I still could not go to sleep. I prayed, watched television, and read. I got nothing but sore hips and back. It was useless, I thought. My thoughts begin to go to our Blessed Mother and the night of the “Day of the Cross.”
I begin to think, “How did you handle that night, in the “silence and darkness?” “How did you lay there remembering every “single hurt and cry of your Son?” “How did you Dear Mother, ever find sleep again?”
All of a sudden, I realised in my “thoughts” and “soul” I had actually gone into her home. I was sitting there beside her on her bed, simply “talking with her.” Asking her questions regarding that Day. As the Blessed Mother has always done with me, she answered each of them so well. I then turned down the covers on the other side of the bed, and slid under them with her. I begin to converse with her about all the things going on with my parents, and other things in my life. The next thing I knew it was 9:00 this morning, and I cannot tell you the last time I slept until nine.
What started out as nothing but “tossing and turning,” turned out to be one of the most ”peaceful” nights I have had in a long time. How wonderful it was to lay there with her, and “feel so much love” How wonderful it was, to “feel so much warmth.” She helped me so much, and gave to me so many answers.
There is not one single thing which we go through, that she does not understand. She went through a “Day of Hell,” and I would imagine there were some nights in there also.
The next time things seem out of control in your life, she is there. She is there waiting for you. “Just turn down the covers and crawl in bed with her.” She will listen!
God Bless, SR