First of all, as a recap for those who are just joining our blog, ever since we received Andrew in December, he has been plagued with nightmares and night terrors. (The difference between nightmares and night terrors is that when a child has a nightmare, he/she will wake up and seek comfort. With night terrors, the child cannot wake up and cannot and will not be comforted. It’s like sleepwalking; the child simply cannot wake up.) Andrew was plagued by night terrors—some nights with multiple night terrors in a night. It. was. HORRIBLE!
Since that time Andrew has undergone many "triggers" that should have set off his night terrors. For example, last week I had to go out three evenings in a row for meetings, and Derek was his caregiver instead of me. Then, Andrew was out all day Saturday with his cousins and missed his nap. Then, Sunday, he had a nap at his Pappy and Nanny's house, and I accidentally left his pillow and noise-maker there. Thus, he slept without his usual pillow and sound on Sunday night. However, none of these "triggers" set off the night terrors. The New Testament remained his constant companion in bed.
However, I am claiming that the God of the New Testament is all-powerful.
He is good.
This morning when I went to get Andrew out of bed, he didn't want to be lifted out. He wanted his Bible and spent time cradling it and looking through it.