Getting up before my daughters has been key to starting my day off on the right foot. This Bonus Hour – or sometimes more – has been just wonderful. I have time alone to read, write, and enjoy my coffee while it’s still nice and hot.
Does any mom out there finish a complete mug of coffee before it gets cold??
This morning a little darling decided to get up with me. As soon as I came downstairs to start my lemon water and coffee, I heard my one-year-old crying in the crib.
Second reaction…change your perspective. Be thankful.
I have a beautiful daughter who is happy and healthy.
Her smile?? I cannot get enough of it.
I enjoy being with her. She is an adventurous climber. Seeing her eyes light up as she darts off to her next attempt brings a smile to my face. Every time. Then I must dart after her. Quickly.
She is testing out saying a few words. It’s so fun to encourage her.
She is also experimenting with a few really loud and obnoxious noises. Just testing out her voice. Hilarious.
I often read articles and stories about little ones who are sick. Or parents who have lost a child. This has even happened in my family. I often get a lump in my throat. It’s such a perspective changer for me.
I then want my girls to be up. I want to spend time with them. I want to put away my work or chores or my time. I want to hug and cuddle them and be thankful that God has given my husband and me two sweet girls to care for.
So yes, that means lost ME time this morning. But it’s not just about me. I can try again tomorrow morning. Today? I will be hanging out with my sweet girl.
I decided to make the most of my mornings by creating an early morning wake-up habit. Read all about it here: How to Enjoy an Early, Joyful, and Productive Morning.
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