Thursday, September 1, 2011
Thankful Thursday-Morning Preparations
She just turned 1. I am just assuming that she doesn't want to sleep because I am such a fun mom that she doesn't want to miss a moment with me. I can't think of any other reason for our usual midnight play dates.
I have been reading the updates from Inspired to Action, about the upcoming Maximize Your Mornings challenge, and this morning, after getting up multiple times with my daughter, I decided to go downstairs at almost 5 am, and make a pot of coffee. I am never, ever up before the kids. They are usually both up by 6, sometimes earlier.
While the coffee was brewing, I picked up some toys, put some dishes away, wiped the kitchen counters...I knew if I sat down,I would fall back to sleep.
Once my coffee was finished, I sat down with a nice hot mug of coffee, my bible, and The Power of a Positive Wife (book). I kept checking the time, waiting for one of the kids to start wailing any minute.
I was able to sit and not only read through one whole chapter of the book, but I was able to review the highlights at the end of the chapter, and read the scripture passages that went along with them!
I pulled out the prayer calendars that I printed off of the Inspired to Action site, and prayed for my kids, my husband, and their day.
I am thankful that I was able to get up this morning, and through prayer, prepare the day for my family. It helped that my husband had already said last night that he was making breakfast; I got to scratch one more thing off my list :0)
What are you thankful for today?
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