I absolutely love the first few minutes of the morning. The head of my bed is on the west wall and a window is on the east wall. Often I will wake with sun streaming in through the window. The light dances across my blankets, warms my face and fills my closed eyes with images of the day’s potential.

I lay there. Silent. Still. The sound of birds singing their joyful morning song fills my ears and lightens my heart. Before I recite the list of things to do and the tasks to accomplish, I say a prayer of thanks for the day. I say a prayer of thanks for the blessings that I have and the blessings I have not yet received. It’s a new day… the beginning of a day that I will never live again. It may echo familiarity of chores that need to be completed or routines that need to be followed, but it still is a new day. A fresh start. A new beginning.
Then I hear the chatters of my baby girl. 
“Maa, maa, ma.”
“Daa, daa, da.”
“Baa, baa, ba.”
I smile and open my eyes. I wiggle my toes and squeeze them tight, then wiggle them again. 
I hear the door to my bedroom open and I see my four-year-old standing at the threshold. She smiles while holding her toy bunny to her face.
I smile back at her as I sit up and stretch the sleep out of my body.
I am filled by expectant anticipation.
I am energized by life.
I am motivated by the fact that this day can be anything I want it to be.
Today I am alive. Today I am blessed. Today is special. Today….
A special thank you to Sofia from Sofia’s Ideas for providing the wonderful opportunity to participate in this blog posting link-up.
Photo Credit
Photo by my four-year-old daughter: Princess Shutterbug  
Former early childhood professional, now a stay-at-home-mom of two girls. I write about parenting, homeschooling, my faith, and personal life experiences. I'm striving to become the deliberate mom I long to be.
I find love notes from God everywhere... today's love note appeared in a water stain on my dresser.… - 3 hours ago


  1. says

    I am so with you, every word, every step of the way. I love mornings, I love every emotion and feeling and thought that comes with a new day. In fact, when I write in my journal in the morning, I always end my entry with “Today is a new day filled with infinite possibilities…”
    You really are my bloggy soul mate! ;0

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