Erik Quinn: The Heart of a Family: Nocturnal Wandering

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nocturnal Wandering

It's not even 3 a.m. yet. We now have flashes of dry lightning illuminating the dark rooms of this house. Erik cried off and on until 2 a.m., and I eventually found him standing in the corner of his room sobbing and repeatedly muttering "fireworks." I put him in bed with us, which I never normally do, but now I can't sleep. I listened to Erik's heaving, sob-filled chest slowly relax and his breathing deepen before I got out of bed and went to lie down in his. I finally gave up on sleep, and here I am.

I don't know if I can do this another night. The weather report doesn't look good.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

wow nancy, it sounds really exciting where you live. Nothing ever happens here. we do live rather close to the fire hall though and when caleb was younger the alarm bothered him terribly. Ahhh sleepless nights. It's been awhile,but I remember like it was yesterday.
somedays I hate that caleb has william's and somedays i don't. last night i was hating it. I just can't get through to him sometimes, and it's heartbreaking and frustrating. ~Heather

4:57 AM  
Blogger Lisa R said...

Ok Nancy we really need to start calling each other when we are up being Nocturnal... Nice to know I am not alone in the non sleeping department

7:45 AM  
Blogger THE PASLAY'S OF MOUNTAIN HOME said...

YA, FIRES ARE SCAREY AND ESPECIALLY THE TYPE OF WEATHER THAT CAN CAUSE THOSE FIRES!!! WE HAD SEVERAL LARGE FIRES NEAR US LAST MONTH... LEFT THE DESERT ALL BLACK AND CHARRED! RIGHT NOW IT IS ALL QUITE AND CALM. YOU GUYS COULD GO ON A ROAD TRIP AND BRING ERIK HERE! :) HE COULD PLAY WITH THE BOYS AND HEAR NOTHING BUT THE COOL NIGHT BREEZE THROUGH THIS DRY DESERT THAT WE NOW LIVE IN!

IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HEAR THAT MY NEPHEW WAS STANDING IN THE CORNER OF HIS ROOM AND CRYING BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED! GIVE HIM A BIG AUNTIE HUG AND TELL HIM THAT WE WILL BE SEEING HIM REAL SOON! WHAT DOES MY BIRTHDAY BOY WANT??????? :)

WS OR NOT... I BELIEVE EVEN THOUGH ERIK WAS CRYING WHILE YOU WERE COMFORTING HIM AND EXPLAINING THINGS TO HIM... HE MIGHT NOT "GET IT" BUT YOU BEING THERE AND THE TONE OF YOUR WONDERFUL MOMMY VOICE AND THE LOVE THAT JUST SHINES FROM YOUR EYES and HEART... ERIK KNEW HE WOULD BE JUST FINE!!!! TEARS AND ALL!

I LOVE YOU GIRL AND YOU ARE A WONDERFUL MOMMY!!!
I WILL BE PRAYING THAT ERIK HAS A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP AND FOR YOU AS WELL!
DAWNITA :)

8:29 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Oh, I feel for you. I'm always amazed what little sleep this kids can go off of. I hope the storms don't last all week and you can get some much needed rest.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Every minute counts.... said...

I dread storms...right there with you. It usually means we end up sleeping with Abi too. I try very hard to discourage it BUT someone has got to get sleep! Rain or not we have to function the next day!

Noel

12:25 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so sorry for the restless night. When Emerson was at her worst, I would panic at the thought of nighttime. Hope tonight is better for all.

p.s. Where in the heck do you live again? Nothing that exciting here in Wisconsin.

4:17 PM  
Blogger All moments remembered said...

The rain and Incredible hail has started here at my house. I am sooo thinking of you right now! I hope Erik is doing okay!!! I know my dog is now under the bed shaking like a leaf. WOW it looks like a flash flood here now. Extra hugs to you and Erik to make it through this storm today!!!
Hugs,
Stacey

4:37 PM  

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