Right now, as I type this, I am listening to my little girl crying. I cannot comfort her, I have tried.

I cannot tell her everything will be alright, because she won’t hear me.
My little girl is sleeping.
Sometimes, and thankfully those times are fewer and farther between, but sometimes, little M has nights where she is sad. In her sleep.
And I wonder if she is remembering something or missing someone…
And I wish she could talk to me about it.


  1. Bev on May 16, 2011 at 4:50 am

    It's heartbreaking… I know. It will get better.

  2. Musings from Kim K. on May 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Josie's night terrors were horrific. I'm so glad that part of our journey is a distant memory.

  3. Grace on May 16, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    cb is going through this, too, and has been for the past month…it's SO heartbreaking. hang in there, momma…

  4. Robin on May 16, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Oh that is heartbreaking. Hugs to you and to little M

  5. lorabelle on May 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I will never forget the sounds of Allie's night terrors or what ever heartbreak she was dreamt about during her first few months home with us. I would try to wake her and try to calm her and only make it worse. Sometimes I would sit outside her crib and cry my eyes out with her… But most of the time I would pick her up and try to soothe her through them… I couldn't bare the thought of her going through them alone but I often wondered if I was just making them worse… I'm so sorry little M is still having these. I wish I had the magic answers, but I'm afriad I don't. Sending you big hugs because I know as a mommy it can make you feel helpless in your efforts to heal whatever hurt she is feeling.

  6. Terry on May 17, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Crying is so sad for you and Miss M. I'm sorry to hear that she is going through that. Our daughter Emily had similar night terrors, and it is so heart breaking! I never knew if I was helping or making it worse. Mostly I just picked her up and held her so she knew I was there for her. We worked through it together. She still loves to be cuddled and she is 15! We mostly talk about the happenings of her day….school, friends and even boys! Its a wonderful bond. For us, hugs really did help and heal. I'm sure it will help M too!Sending you supportive {hugs} Mom 🙂

  7. Desiree' on May 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Wish I could offer some advice, Hope still has night terrors and it's been 5 years since she has been home. Some nights are worse than others…we just hold her and try to comfort as best we can…

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