I recently reset my alarm clock to 5:30am. The reason, I wanted to hit the snooze 3 times instead of 2 before I get up. Tell me that makes a lot of sense. But that is my mentality these days! Every school morning for the last 5 month I feel as if I am stuck to the bed like velcro, slowly trying to pull away from my beloved haven of rest!
So as you can see I have morning issues!
Here is the problem, I used to LOVE mornings. I was a morning person, I rose with spunk in my step and a smile on my face.
So what changed?
Curt is now still in bed, snoring away. He would always get up on school mornings before me. He would eagerly await for me to pop my eye open so he could turn on Fox News or CNN for his morning news fix. I would often awake to his usual morning rant about some news event ( remember he was a World History teacher). Well I now miss those early morning rants, they have been replaced by snoring or just silence.
So as I start each day, I am confronted the new normal we are living with. I am reminded that my husband can no longer work due to the rages of Early Onset Alzheimer’s. That is why I don’t want to get up….I am reminded right away of what we are now dealing with. I just want to hide under the cover and wish it all away!
BUT then one morning I read this in my devotional book, Streams in the Desert.
~” The morning is a critically important time of the day. You must never face the day until you have faced God, nor look in the face of others until you have looked into His. You cannot expect to be victorious, if you begin your day in your own strength alone.” ~
I still have my alarm set for 5:30 am, BUT I do have a different attitude about facing mornings. I really was trying to begin my day on my own strength or should I say my own weakness. I had lost sight of facing God in the mornings and committing my day to Him. I am now working towards relying on His strength, wisdom, and guidance more each day. 🙂 So let us rise and shine together on this Monday morning!
Praying for us??? Well……………
Life is a bit crazy for this momma……spring is always crazy with Madi playing lacrosse and Tyler playing baseball. It just gets a bit crazy for my overworked brain. So I would relish prayers for wisdom, good use of my time and a few needed moments of down time.
Both pictures by the way were taken by Curt
The process has started to apply for Social Security Disability. I had to fill out a fairly lengthy and detailed form about Curt’s deficiencies. It was kind of weird. But it’s in the mail and done.
Pray for Tyler and Madison, that God may grant them patience with Curt.
Pray for wisdom for decisions
Pray for Curt to continue to be content with being home during the days
Thanks friends and family!