Be honest, we all struggle with mornings. Most children (under the age of 12) do not require alarm clocks. Their eyes pop open before the sun rises, and sometimes all night long.
Mommas feel the weight on their feet as they pull back the soft covers, stretch the corners of their mouth into a morning greeting, and happily proclaim – “This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
I love seeing all of the fabulous groups for moms that encourage morning time in the word, daily exercise and being up and awake before the routines of the day begin. What a wonderful resource for many!
This is obviously a mom topic that is sensitive to all of us and needed addressing. Beyond waking up and finding the peace and sunny disposition in your day before your children arise - What are we doing to “make” for a happy morning for our children once they have our un-divided attention?
I don’t know about you – but some of my most favorite times of the day are the first morning sleepy snuggles. As my children have grown into adulthood I have noticed that they like to peek their head in or call or message mid-morning to touch base with me. I love this.
Mornings with our children will shape the atmosphere in our homes for the rest of the day. [Read more...]