Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Glorious Sleep, Glorious Morning

     So, I've been thinking.  I love sleep.  I especially love to wake up when my body tells me to or when I hear my sweet Asher talking in his crib.  This time comes between 8-9 am.  I am so blessed that this has become my "norm."  I know my little world will be rocked in a few months when Sloan joins us and she does not know how glorious it is to sleep AT NIGHT. 
     I'm not a napper.  Actually, I'm not even a fan.  I have many requirements (hee hee) that must be met in order for me to fall asleep....comfy clothes, a cool dark room, a heavy cozy blanket, etc.  I'm also a fan of making the bed first thing in the morning and it's just not worth messing it all up again just for me to be awake groggy and sometimes grumpy after a nap.  : )  Yes, with a new baby and Asher, I have a feeling my views may change and the bed may go unmade so that it can be revisited later in the day and I'm preparing myself for this.  
     So yes, there will be changes with a newborn but I also realized that this may be the only time in my life where things are slow paced in the morning.  Soon, I'll be looking for a preschool for Asher and they usually begin at 9.  An alarm will have to be set for this.  After preschool, then there's real school.  Goodness gracious, an early alarm will certainly have to be set for that.  This will continue for the next 12 years!  Actually, longer than that since Sloan will then be in school and if we have a 3rd, then even longer.  I will be the mom that celebrates school breaks, celebrates snow days, celebrates summer.
     I guess I'm just thinking out loud.  I was just a little overwhelmed when I realized how quickly life changes and the potential of life to get crazy before we even realize it.  I thank God that I consider myself blessed to have this time.  And I thank Brent for setting his alarm, being quiet as he gets ready, and not resenting me as he struggles out the door while the house stays quiet and still.  For now, I'm going to enjoy my slow mornings, lack of scheduled A.M. activities, and the quality time with my little man that I would not trade for anything. 

Good Morning Sweet Buddy

Always eager to help with breakfast...

A quality breakfast.  I actually have Brent to thank for this one.

Brent captured this sweet moment from the balcony.  Asher enjoying his morning milk, watching his favorite morning show- Mickey Mouse, and giving some love to his baby sister.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Very Moved...

This Sunday at church, just as every Sunday at our church, I was so moved.  The songs always move me to tears and just bring this emotion over me that I can't control.  I don't really understand it.  I think pregnancy may have something to do with it but I'm always so overwhelmed.  So thankful, so grateful, and so ashamed of the little work I'm doing to spread God's glory.  Brent and I are so careful to bring our Bibles to church with us but do they get that same use Monday-Saturday?  No.  I think during the service of how I'm going to get home and blog my heart out about the message...but I get home, get busy, and misplace my notes.  So, for now, I'm just going to leave you with this video.  Please listen carefully to the words and listen to the end.  It's my favorite part.  I hope it gets across some of what I'm feeling....

First, scroll to the bottom of my page to pause the music.

The Stand by Hillsong United