02 December 2011

Five Minute Friday: Tired

Gypsy Mama sure comes up with topical - well - topics to write about, don't you think?  I always encounter Five Minute Friday thinking, wow, how great that I spent five minutes writing about that.  I needed to think about that.  That was very therapeutic.

Want to join in the fun?  Today's topic is tired, and here are the rules:

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

When does tired end and weary begin?  When it overwhelms me, I guess.  That's happening right now.  Tired?  Well, yeah, I have three kids and one of them is a toddler and no matter how I plan and plan to get enough rest something comes up to foil that plan.  Like the night I went to bed at 8:45 - yes, 8:45 - which is really really early for someone who gets a second wind about 9:30 or so and ends up staying up way too late every single night.  Anyway, I went to bed at 8:45 because I was weary, not just tired, and I thought I was being oh so smart and I was but then The Little decided to wake up at 5AM.  5AM!  That's just craziness right there.  She used to be such a good sleeper.  So, yeah, I get tired.  But weary happens when the tired takes over.  And that's just not cool.  Tired on superhyperdrive.  Weary because I can't battle the tired any more.  But then I also realize that weary is down in my soul, and Someone can give me rest for Weary.  Come to Me, He says,  and you will find rest for your soul.  I know the weary is out of my control.  But the tired?  Well, I guess I am even thankful for that too.  Because what makes [me tired also brings indescribable joy].

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I hope in this season where tired is so prevalent that you can see the joy and find rest for your soul.  Hop over to 
and add your own thoughts to the mix.  Enjoy your weekend!


  1. hi neighbor...oh...oh...how I remember those blurry tired day...keep giving all to Him...when our souls are at rest...the body follows...
    Blessings to you as you love this little brood well...

  2. Thanks friend. Your words are true.

  3. boy did your topic hit the nail on the head for me today! my tired comes complete with brain fog and droopy shoulders. crawling in from the friday fitness hop. new follower!

  4. I understand brain fog and droopy shoulders. do you ever have people commenting that you look tired? as if we need the reminders. thanks for following!

  5. My three little ones are now in college and presents a different kind of tiredness!!! Hang in there. This is but a fleeting time in your life. One day you will miss it. Just keep being a good mom!

  6. I like this idea. It's great to just write without thinking! You really clear out your mind and are sometimes surprised at what you find!