I had a full nights sleep last night at the clinic, no doorbells ringing, no phone calls, no women walking in for labor checks, no middle of the night mammas pushing as they ring the doorbell. Wow!
Of course normally I would be estatic, but last night I was 1st up for my 1st catch.
So instead I awoke at 6am, had my ritual cup of coffee (later everyone asked what madness had gripped me to wake up at that ungodly hour) and stared at the piles of bleached laundry, walked outside to see the sun cast its light on the earth colored buildings across the street and just breathed in all the beauty that comes with morning silence.
No toddlers asking for the tv to be turned on, no lunches to make, toys to step on, dishes waiting in the sink. Silence, simple pure silence. And me alone with it for an hour, shaking off the nights sleep. Sigh....Sigh...let me do that again...sigh.