I’m linking up to Lisa Jo’s (the Gypsy Mama) this morning. Every Friday, Lisa Jo picks a topic and encourages us to just write about it for five minutes, no editing words or thoughts. I was a little surprised she did a link up this week, since she had a baby six days ago and all. Six. Days. Ago! When my babies were less than a week old, I considered myself productive to have scratched out a grocery list let alone something more intelligible.
She’s just amazing like that.
So, if you’d like to visit LJ’s place and link up your own five minute post, click here. Even if you don’t want to link up, click over anyway cuz her pictures of little Zoe Grace are stinkin’ precious!
Anyhoo, today’s topic? Waking Up. So here it goes…
Most days it is dark when I wake up, but I like it that way.
The house is very quiet, except for evidence that my man is getting ready for work. Combat boots on hardwood floors. Coffee pot grinding and brewing his morning goodness. Other than that, it’s still.
I started consistently getting up before the kids for my quiet time while David was deployed. I still do it because I’ve learned if I don’t start the day with God, I generally won’t end it with Him, either. Even though my kids are in school now and most days afford me a little free time, the daily distractions of life pound hard and snatch my time and good intentions.
So, I start the day with Him. Sometimes it’s read-a-long-passage and soak Him up for extended time. Sometimes it’s a one verse kind of morning. Either way, my day just goes better when I wake up with Him.
The Light in the dark.
Happy Friday to y’all and have a marvelous weekend!
Oh how true is this : “I started consistently getting up before the kids for my quiet time while David was deployed. I still do it because I’ve learned if I don’t start the day with God, I generally won’t end it with Him, either.”
Love this Kristen! Makes me look forward to tomorrow morning!
Visiting you via 5min Fridays. I love your logic about not ending with Him if you do not start with Him. That is the TRUTH!
HahI can barely write a grocery list even three weeks in, but somehow writing my thoughts helps me process them.
So many great images in this powerful piece! I wish I was more a morning person like this!
You ARE a morning person…a very, very early one with a newborn! Ha! Seriously, when my babes were very little, I was doing well to read the cooking instructions on a Lean Cuisine boxed dinner. You are doing fabulous, just fabulous!