Then I am ready to have some quiet time. These three books you see are the ones I use daily. My chronological Bible is brand new and will be added to my routine tomorrow! The other two books are something I always do. After some reading and reflection to focus my mind and heart for the day ahead...I spend some time in prayer. These prayer calendars are wonderful tools to make sure my prayers are focused and give me a jumping-off board. Love them!
And then I end my "mommy time" by bringing my laptop to the table and checking emails, sending out notes, researching things, creating cute documents, and so on...whatever I need to work on that day. My yummy bowl of cereal comes into play right about this time in my morning. I start to get very hungry! I take a few minutes to empty the dishwasher and get a load of laundry going which makes me feel very productive!
And when all is said and done, it's about 7:00 and one of my sleepyheads stumbles down the stairs and into my arms for a "good morning" hug. And I am calm, rested, rejuvenated...and ready to start the day with these precious little ones. What a difference in how I used to start my morning! I challenge you to think about how your mornings look right now and if you are happy with them. If not, maybe it's time to make some changes and start making the most of your mornings!