Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Some Late Night Ramblings

Okay so I can't sleep......I always remember when I can't sleep that Ps 127 says that "He grants sleep to those he loves"....so I guess I am off the list for tonight....actually that is crazy because some of the most god fearing people I know don't sleep (Kim, Shannon, Vera, Julie)....I'm not awake enough to figure out what the word sleep might mean........so instead I want to write about something that has been on my mind today...There are some sounds I really love....
  • I love the sound of college kids worshiping.
  • I love the sound of Rylee's laugh....it makes me want to laugh. Sh laughs at lots of things.
  • I love the sound of the dishwasher running. I always start it at night right before I hop in bed so I think I associate it with my bed which is one of my favorite earthly possessions.
  • I love the sound of the coffee maker beeping....this beep is one of many beeps in my life but one of the only ones that makes me happy. The other ones that make me grumpy are my alarm, Regan's feeding pump, her oximeter, the smoke detector.....these are beeps that mean unhappy things...but coffee being done now that is good!
  • I love my friend Shannon's voice mail...it is her kids singing "This is Shannon's phone..."
  • I love the sound of my mom's laugh and my dad when he answers his phone because he says "Yea.." It is so my dad...like I am there in the room..not like I've called on the phone. I like it because I wish I was right there in the room.
  • I love Regan noises. She makes the sweetest sucking noises and her songs are the best.
  • I love the rustling sound of people turning in their Bibles.
  • I love the sound of conversation around a dinner table.
  • I love the roar of kids after school.
  • I love the sound that a great knife makes when they cuts food (thanks Gary).
  • I love the sound of Brian's voice when he is falling asleep and he says "I love you baby."
  • I love it when Ryder says "I love you mom."
  • I love the scream of girlfriend or sister you haven't seen a while...that raw reaction that my favorite women have when they see someone they haven't seen in a while.
  • I love the sound of someone saying, "Chantell, what do you think?"
  • I love the chatter of women all gathered together in a room.
  • I love the sound of my fingers tapping on this keyboard...knowing it communicates so many different things...the rhythm....the pauses.....
Meanwhile the house is silent...the family is sleeping....The dishwasher is done, Regan's oximeter went off because she needed a new tank of oxygen. I reset her tank so she is good for the night.....all is at peace....well at least he granted sleep to the ones I love.


Julie said...

That was music to my...eyes. :)

shannon said...

so sweet. I love those things, too!!!! (I haven't gotten to hear your dad answer the phone, but I can imagine it, and it makes me smile).
Thanks for sharing!!!

PS Your Chicken Fried Rice is fantastico!!!

Brookelyn said...

Your thankfulness is a good reminder to me of all that God has blessed me with as well. I'll pray that you can find some good rest- I know I need it too! :)

Mandy said...

i thought of you last night at Focus during one moment when the sound of everyone worshipping together hit my ears. it was beautiful.

i love your new family picture!

Casey Cummins said...

I started laughing when I read "the way my Dad answers the phone" I have always been bothered by that! I always thought it was just me and he didn't want to talk to me or something....Glad to hear I'm the the only one he does it too!!!!

Stacy Peacock said...

I love to get on here and check on you guys everyday...i like to see all the ramblings-late night or early morning. You have such a beautiful family, Chantell and you guys inspire everyone you come in contact with, no matter how brief. In my prayers as always...

Hi-d-Ho said...

I have tears in my eyes. That was beautiful and makes me think. You're a great writer.

velvet said...

Love this post! I also LOVE the sound of laughter, especially from my kiddos. Haven't heard college kids sing in a while, but I like to hear all male voices sing. I'm glad you do things that everyone can enjoy when you can't sleep. I clean my house. How boring is that?!