My husband snores! And I don’t mean like a cute little see-saw noise as he peacefully sleeps next to me dreaming of our wonderful life together snoring. I mean wake the dead, shake the rooftops, I think I may smother him while he sleeps so I can at least get an hour of peace and quiet snoring! It has been kind of an issue. Especially recently, because since we have had kids, I am the lightest sleeper on earth. I swear, I can hear Jaden breathing across the hall and know when the girls roll over in their beds next door. Needless to say, we needed to figure something out so that this wife and momma did not have murder on her mind most days! Well, not really, but…..okay, maybe REALLY!!!
So we went to Target (oh, how I love Target) and purchased a fan. And not just a tiny, little, out-of-the-way, feels like someone is blowing on you fan, we bought the biggest and loudest fan we could find. I mean, this fan took up the corner of our room and made so much noise you probably could have broken into our house, had a party, cleaned up, and in the morning we wouldn’t even have a clue! This fan was a thing of miracles; I could sleep through the snoring and was a happy girl again! All I needed was some white noise to drown out the distraction of the most annoying sound ever heard by human ears.
White noise is like that, right?! It camouflages the sounds around us so we can focus on the task at hand. Whether it’s sleeping, studying, or just trying to make sense of our thoughts we all need some white noise once in awhile. Of course, it can be a little bit of a bad thing too. The noise of the TV at dinner distracts us from learning the details of the day. The noise from the radio in the car keeps us from connecting with our spouse, even though it’s the first time in weeks we have had more than five minutes alone. The noise of busy schedules and responsibility keep us distracted from what is most important: being a family.
And then, sometimes the noise of WHAT my heart wants drowns out the one WHO my heart needs.
Be encouraged today because no matter how much you and I think we need the white noise (because I do, I REALLY do) there is always that quiet voice that manages to make itself known in the midst of the distraction. The voice of the One loves you at your lowest. The voice of the One who gives when we don’t deserve it. The voice of the One who wants your heart to be filled with the white noise that is His grace.