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Guys n Dolls

Tossed in the bundle of mail today, I found this letter addressed to my boy (yep, that's him in the photo covering the address label). My boy!!

His poem was peeking out the window so I did what any mom would do, (no I didn't open it) I took a picture of it. And it's a good thing I did because as soon as he saw the mail, he ripped it up and said, "It's just spam". But I wouldn't have gotten to read it, if it weren't for that spam. For once, I'm happy to get spam. A few typos but, wow! My boy... (proud mommy tears appear here) And I guess I should explain that he's not a tortured soul. He loves to write and has passion, empathy, etc. that seems to come not from life experiences, but from life observances.

And now to change the subject... Thank you! Each one of you - thank you! No nightmares for Noah last night. If you recall, there are some specific prayer requests that I have for Noah, and in turn for our entire family. Like every real life situation, there are many details that I just can't share and I think that those circumstances have something to do with the emotional/spiritual/psychological link to the nightmares, though we are also exploring the possiblity that certain foods may be contributing also.
I'm so glad to be able to talk, write, pray and share with all of you! You gals... You're dolls =)


  1. So glad that you had a peaceful night and that you could get some much needed sleep. My prayers are with you. ~ Lynn

  2. I'm glad to hear that your baby slept peacefully last night. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Your son's poem is so precious and I'm glad you got a picture of it!


  3. Glad for peaceful nights- hope they bring peaceful days!
    kari & kijsa

  4. Hi Polly~ I wonder if there IS something that your son is eating that is triggering his nightmares. Have you ever googled nightmares to see? Has he been playing any games lately that have violence in them? I hope that he gets better. I love the poem! Isn't it great when our children do something that just blows our socks off? I just love it. Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Becky

  5. I'm sorry, yesterday when I saw the picture of the little girl, I just assumed it was your daughter that was having nightmares. I will certainly keep Noah and you in my prayers.
    I also have nightmares, ever since I can remember. When I first got married my nightmares increased and really intensified. It took me awhile to link my dreams and my newly acquired habit of sitting in front of the TV with a bag of microwave popcorn right before bed. After I discontinued this habit...voila the nightmares virtually ceased. Again, I don't know if this is helpful, just thought I would share it in case.

    Looks like your writer son has inherited your gift with words:)


  6. He rips it up and you post it on your blog! A good Momma does that!! Proud as a peacock which you should definitely be!

    So glad to hear that you had a peaceful night's sleep. It makes a world of difference!!


  7. It's amazing how a full night sleep for a child can seem like it's a million miles away. I am so glad he slept through the night. Nightmares are awful to go through, poor little guy. Your older son must take after his momma with his talent for writing.


  8. I'm sorry your son is having nightmares, I know how scary that can be even for an adult. Glad he had a good night. One night at a time.....

  9. Glad You Had a Restful Night Sleep Polly. Prayers are with you and your son. Great about your son getting the Spam, I recognized the envelope, if you buy the $60 it is published in the book, I know because I have submitted to that company before and got the same "Spam". I got one when I was in Jr. High for "The Soring Bird"~ I used to write Poetry ages ago, haven't written in forever though :)

    Have a Great Weekend!


  10. So glad that Noah got some sleep last night (and then you too!)

    That poem was really

  11. It's so ruff when our babies are tourmented by something! I am soo glad you had a peaceful night last night. I know as a mom I have waited many a nights with held breath jumping at every sound.. that they would cry out any second... as they got older... the nightmares went away! I still tell 'em..."God didn't give us a Spirit of fear but of power and of love and a sound mind."
    I love your son's poem!! What a big heart he has to think so deeply. Hope you are having a great weekend!

  12. I wanted to say hello and thank you for stopping by my place. Sorry about your nightmares with Noah. My Mother in Law used to tell my boys that if you woke up with a nightmare, flip over your pillow and they won't come back. I know that's not much help with serious bad dreams, but you never know.

  13. Polly-how handsome is your son, and what a beautiful poem! You must be very proud of him, I think it's lovely he's so shy and modest about his poetry!
    I'm so relieved no more nightmares for Noah last night! Maybe the tide is turning and fingers crossed they will start to fade away (along with the twirliness of late!). xxx

  14. SO happy that you all had some peaceful sleep:-) I hope it continues. Your son is a writer like his mommy!!

  15. So glad Noah made it throught he night without bad dreams! And your other son! WOW, what a great poem. I hope he pursues his writing ability:>)


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