The BEEP Goes On

The BEEP Goes On

It started just after 2 am this morning. There are times when I wake up for no apparent reason. Usually, I will say a prayer and settle back into peaceful slumber. I assumed it was one of those times. And then I heard it.

Beep.

The last time this happened, also in the middle of the pre-dawn hours, I searched far and wide to discover the culprit.

Beep.

The sound almost echoes through the house.

Beep.

But I found it. It defiantly continued its high pitched announcement from my oldest son’s ceiling.

Beep.

It is the fire/smoke detector which is hard wired into our electrical system.

Beep.

It is not supposed to beep unless there is an actual issue.

Beep.

But it does . . . every 15 seconds.

Now I am awake at 2 am trying to figure out what I should do.

Beep.

All of the options, concerns and rants run through my head. Peaceful slumber hides in the corner covering its ears.

Beep.

I manage to shut my eyes for a couple of hours of restless sleep . . . beep . . . interrupted by the high pitched noise coming from the other room.

Did I mention that the beep is HIGH PITCHED?

I get up at my regular time and start my day accompanied in all of my activities by that consistent BEEP.

It seems all will be lost – all of my sanity that is. And then I read a post from a friend on Facebook.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

The words muffled the beep and allowed my heart some peace. I just have to keep doing what I know to do. It may not be the easiest thing, the keeping doing part, but it is the only way to reach the destination.

For the record, the beep continues. I have sent a message to the contractor that completed the renovations on our home after the tornadoes. I hope he will be able to connect me with the electrician that did the original work.

I am also thinking that a day outside working might be my best plan yet.

No matter what, Javacia encouraged me with her words. I will keep doing what I know to do. I will continue in the pursuit. Even if the “beep” goes on.

Be blessed,

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Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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