I woke up this morning at 2:30, 2:50, 3:15, 3:40, and 4:10. My son had nightmares last night. He is easy to settle back down, but he has them repetitively. So when the alarm went off at 5:00, I almost bashed it against the wall!
I got up, made HBON's breakfast, packed his lunch, set out his Bible, and went back to bed until 6:45. I decided sleeping another hour and twenty minutes would be a better choice that being short tempered with my children today. Nap time is looked forward to, and bedtime tonight should be early.
Waking at 5:00 am is not easy. I don't bounce out of bed bright eyed and bushy tailed. I am not a picture of loveliness as I make breakfast and pack lunch and read my Bible. And I am not real talkative. But I am up. And I am caring for my household. And sometimes I will have to go back to bed. All good things require sacrifice and discipline, and getting up is a good thing. It is for my benefit and the benefit of my household. So I will again set my alarm clock, hoping for a better night of rest.
KJV Proverbs 31:15 "She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens."
I am not the virtuous woman of Proverbs. I would be a fool to try and claim I have in any way achieved a walk as godly as that woman. But I do pray God will give me the grace and the ability to be more like her every day.