Those nights are the worst. I've been there, actually I'm there quite often, sleep has not been my friend these past couple weeks. I know how you guys feel. Whenever I have one of those nights I think of my "RAIM Kids" because I see a lot of you guys tweet about having insomnia; and I wonder how many other kids just like me are laying up in their beds with fear in their eyes or thoughts running through their minds keeping them awake. I'm not the only one and neither are you.
Sometimes when I can't sleep I like to think that there's a reason, because there's something I need to see that I haven't been. Living in a house with 7 of my siblings, it can be crazy; so the only time its really quiet is in the middle of the night. That's when I can hear myself think the best. So I get out my journal and pray and jot down whatever is on my mind and that usually helps clear my head so I can sleep. Other times I'll blog on here or on my personal blog and just breath and try not to be upset that I should be sleeping, because we all know that that makes it worse. I wish I had a sure remedy that would make you fall asleep in the blink of an eye but I don't. My journaling and praying doesn't always help either, and some nights its almost morning by the time I finally fall asleep. But I always try to make my moments count because if there's something that can be taken from a horrible night, I want to learn.
And then there are those nights when you can't sleep because you're so stressed out and crying and panicking; I've done that too. On those nights I usually do the same thing; I put on my favorite movie or a chick flick or comedy, and I try to relax. I also go on Tumblr and find things that make me laugh.
But the main point of this is that you're not alone when you think you are. You're not the only one. I pray for all of you on my sleepless nights. If you've been having trouble sleeping, I pray that tonight you won't.