*** I was scrolling through document files on my computer last night when I came across this little nugget from a few years back that I never posted. Even though Matt is older now and our world looks different from then, the sentiment of this post still carries through for today. I share it with you as a “Throwback Monday Moment.” Be encouraged, friend …. you and I… we’ve got this!
He woke up this morning in such a jolly mood. From the get-go, his mouth did not stop moving.
“Mom, I fixed myself breakfast all on my own.”
“Mom, it’s cold outside, just like Christmas.”
“Mom, it’s knitting Matt Slippers day… that’s what we should do today.”
“Mom, can you come wipe my bum?”
“M-o-m… school’s boring… not like playing Transformers!”
I just want to hide away.
I finally turn to him and say, “Okay, STOP! —- I haven’t even had my coffee yet! —- Can we just slow down and begin our day quieter?”
Mornings hit me like this when I don’t get my own quiet time first. I love to wake up when the house is still quiet and the sun is just coming up. I love beginning the day slowly. That time of being still gets me ready for the noise and chaos that follows on any given day. But some days I just don’t get that.
As I sip my coffee and gaze out the window, I’m reminded that even in the chaos, God is still very near and present.
Even when our mornings don’t start out the way we would like or we just want to bury our head and hide under the covers just a little bit longer… even then…it can still be a good day!
I swallow down another gulp of Hazelnut double cream, smile at that little boy who steals my heart and I get going.
Because in the everyday, there are gifts of precious moments hidden away, I just have to look for them.
So right along with my coffee, I swallow my “grumpies” and embrace the gift of today.
Praying you have a good day, friend!