|May Day blossoms and snow|
And I was reminded of the sweetness of my own slow waking up each morning. Some of the happiest moments of the day come as first Jordan, then Owen, then Landon and finally Ellie each join me among my many pillows as I slowly, slowly wake up. Scriptures with Jordan (who is endlessly patient with my eyes-closed "I'm listening" promises). Then Owen's bright smile and hug and "good morning!" and 'bundle-baby' time with a quick follow-up of "I need a toy!" Landon bounds in at 6:59 with jumps and plenty of bed bouncing/blanket tunneling and plans on the way for the day. Then 7:00 brings Ellie who sleepily climbs in and finds a cozy spot to wake up a bit more with Mommy. A few minutes of resting, then playing pretend and at last I'm ready to start the day with a morning walk. Every once in a while I wonder if I ought to be waking early for a trip to the gym/ scripture study/ kitchen clean-up/ meditation/ whatever else early risers do... but oh how i do love these sweet sleepy mornings!