…to chase away the fears.
It is the middle of the night. Very very stormy outside. Thunder and lightning in all its magestry. Initially sleeping I discover I’m waking up, the sounds of the storm arousing me. It is the beginning of what will be the start of a very early morning.
A small hand touches my arm. “G.P.?” A small quiet voice in the dark questions. “Yes, Emma?” I respond softly. I live in a household that consists of several children, two adults, and assorted animals. As a reference point I am called ‘G.P.’ (a nickname) by all.
The youngest has woken. Th result of very loud thunder and bright flashes of lightning from a summer storm raging outside.
“The thunder woke me up, it’s scary,” she said. “It did me too.” I say.
In very short order Emma is in bed next to me, wide awake. I get up, turning on the bed lamp before I leave to make coffee. A short while later I’m back, bringing a cupful of nice hot “wake me up” brew along with my laptop, a cup of hot chocolate for Emma and her DSI (Hand-held game/system). Since both are wireless, we can use them safely during the storm.
Franky, one of my two cats is also afraid of the storm, so at 3:30 a.m. we snuggle, occupy ourselves with our electronics, sip on warm beverages, and weather the storm with love, light and the technology of the day.
“G.P.?” Emma says as she settles in to play videos on her DSI.
“Yes, Emma?” I answer.
“I love you.” She replies quietly.
“Me too.” I reply in an equally soft voice.
And all is well at 3:30 a.m. in an otherwise very stormy night.
22 thoughts on “3:30 a.m.- love, light and technology…”
In the worst of storms, something is always there to make things so much better.
You know I got very little sleep that night but it was a wonderful night for both of us…even in the storm of it all!
I’ll bet 🙂
Sounds like the perfect setting for a stormy night 🙂
Thank you, yes it was, Mother Nature was putting on quite a show outside and we were doing the same inside. It was great fun.
This post evoked precious memories of when my kids were Emma’s age, unforgettable! There’s nothing better than cuddling with loved ones (human and furry) in the middle of a storm~lovely post, Penny~
I like the love and care that emit from this post. Thank you for sharing it!
You write good stuff up here, so please keep penning and keep inspiring! 🙂
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Thank you again and I wish you a lovely day! 🙂
Thank you most sincerely Subhan, It is a joy and a great pleasure for me to write and to find gifted people such as yourself to interact with on behalf of our art and our love of people. I am very pleased with your blog and will continue to follow and support you, thank you again for your kind words.
Beautiful post Penny.
Thank you Ruth, I appreciate it very much.
Sounds like the perfect storm to me Penny — for both you and sweet Emma. You offered her love and safety at a time she might otherwise be fearful and lonely… Love your incorporating the description of the light of technology and the warm beverages into your heartwarming story.
Hoping you caught up on some sleep today and the sun is shining ~ RL
Yes very tired. Unfortunately overcast, But no worries a great day, I’ll make up it up tonight. Thank you for your lovely thoughts. I’m so happy to have you as a friend.
Awww how precious! I don’t like thunderstorms either.
Thanks Roxi, This one was a nice long one. I’ll sleep good tonight. Thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated.
Emma is sure a precious young lady. This one got me right in the heart :).
Thank you so much. Yes, yes she is ever bit as sweet as she sounds but with a pretty good wit about her. Her favorite expression (for real) is “It must be a psychological phenomenon” she knows what it means too. Definitely a sweetie, thanks so much for caring! It means a lot to me and her too.
Penny- Those are the kind of memories you and Emma will have for a lifetime! Very special. I miss storms like that. 🙂
Thank you, yet I’d rather it were her daddy who was here, taken so suddenly from the family. And her brother also who right now is snuggled in with their mom, he’s also fearful. So much change for such little souls, their teenage sister and of course their brave mom. I help as I can – and yes it is the beginning of wonderful new memories for us all.
thank you so much. I’ll check it out in a little bit. Seriously feeling the lack of sleep right now. I retired at midnight so you can do the math! 🙂 However, believe it or not, last nights moments with emma and franky were precious.
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