Sunday, February 22, 2009

God's Hands

Let me be blunt.
Working graveyard shift stinks!!
Working twelve hour graveyard shift stinks even more.
Working a six day week, twelve hour graveyard shift stinks even more than that!

All you have time for is eating, sleeping, and working. It's hard to sleep during the day. (I know I worked graveyard in my nursing days anciently).Our bodies are designed to be awake when it's light and sleep when it's dark. It can just confuse the living daylights out of a body to have to try to sleep when the sun shines. That can make a body very grouchy and irritable!!

Mike has completed four weeks of a ten week or so, six day a week, twelve hour graveyard duty. I can see God's hand in his life, helping him to sleep, helping him to drive safe to and from work, helping him to not let the stresses of work turn him into an irritable and grouchy husband and father. I am so grateful for that blessing.

4 comments:

Laura Lee said...

That is a blessing! It's so hard to work nights!

Laurel said...

Working nights really can take a toll on the body, the mind, and the family. You have all held together very well with such a stressful shift rotation all these years.

Olivia Lee Tringham Lyman said...
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Katie said...

I am sure it also helps that his kids are all grown up and out of the house, except Evan! :)
That was really hard when we were kids.

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