Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bring On the Night




Our son, Mike, works at the Little Debbie Baking Company. It’s called McKee. You’re probably familiar with these pre- wrapped cakes and goodies that are sold in the grocery stores. The company was founded by the McKees, and they named it after their 4 year old granddaughter, Debbie. There are more than 75 varieties, and when they first started, they were only 49 cents a carton. Mike has been there about 14 years, and has a good position making the honey buns. His job is to run the computer that adds and mixes all the ingredients. Of course, this post is just as good an excuse as any for me to show his picture. Now they have told him that he will quite possibly be working the night shift starting sometime in early November. The hours would be 1:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. This is disheartening news, and he has put in a complaint to his boss. I have just now gotten some news that they may be making a compromise of sorts with the hours. When he was in his early 20’s, he worked night shift for awhile, but he was very young and had not started a family then. When my husband was young, he worked night shift, also. And early one morning while he was driving home, he fell asleep. He wrecked his car into a parked car. The damage to both cars was minimal, and he was not hurt. How amazing that is to me. My husband can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. One evening when he was very sleepy, he was trying to watch something on T.V., so he stood up and ate popcorn. He dozed off standing up with a mouthful of popcorn. Has it been your experience that men sleep better than women? Women seem to be light, nervous sleepers, while men hibernate like bears. Perhaps this has something to do with the mothering instinct. As for our son, it is very fortunate that he still has a job, with the many layoffs happening. Somehow, McKee has managed to avoid layoffs, when many factories around here are closing or cutting back drastically. So here’s what I say: Bring on the night. If this is inevitable, God has a way of turning things around in the most unexpected ways. Isaiah 42:16 says “I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” I will close with this lovely thought from Psalm 42:8 “By day, the Lord directs His love, at night his song is with me-a prayer to God for my life.”

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I beleive God made women light sleepers in order to hear the children in the night. And the men he gave the ability to sleep so that when they fought the battles to protect the women and children, they could lay down any where and fall instantly asleep. Our bodies were designed by God for a purpose, even our sleep abilities.