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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.”

*Giggles*

“Baa, baa, baa.”

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’m filled by expectant anticipation

I’mm energized by life.

I’m 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
http://princessshutterbug.blogspot.ca 



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Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, and Deliberate Homeschooling. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.


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