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My Life Feels Turned Around!

OUR new born baby did not sleep well, and by eight months old she was still up around every hour in the night, sometimes every fifteen minutes, and I hadn’t slept longer than three hours in a stretch. I also had a three year old, and was struggling to cope with day-to-day life, on such a lack of sleep.

The GP diagnosed me with depression and offered me anti-depressants and counselling, and while I didn’t particularly want to go that route, I felt I had no option, as my state of mind was negatively affecting every area of our family’s life.

At Praise in the Park, [the annual summer event staged by Leamington Churches Together in The Pump Room gardens] I heard Anne Hibbert talking about The Well, and she mentioned ‘beginnings prayer’ for babies, and that it could help with sleep amongst other things.

The next day I phoned up, went in for an appointment, and amazingly was able to get a time for the prayer session a couple of days later.

Two lovely ladies prayed blessings over our baby for each month of her life while she was in my womb, confirming what development was taking place, and the intricacies with which Father God had created her. I found this in itself deeply healing, as having had fertility treatment I sometimes wondered if we had somehow tricked God, so this affirmation of His blessing and life-breathing goodness was wonderfully freeing.

There didn’t seem too much change initially. However, by the end of the week, she was back in her own room, in her own bed, and sleeping from around 10pm to 5.30am, maybe having one feed in the night . A month later, she goes to bed in her cot around 7pm and wakes up around 7am, with generally one feed in the night.

My gratitude to God and to The Well team is immense. My life feels turned around. I didn’t take the anti-depressants, and I know that was the right decision as it was so sleep related. I am awake, sane, happy, coping, and am enjoying my beautiful little girls. Thank you.

AC

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