Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Small Setback

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.


  1. I had a similar situation today, AMAY. I got up at 6:00 and read my Bible for a couple of chapters, but then felt so tired that I went and laid down in Audrey's bed for a while to pray. Didn't go to sleep, but have to admit that it felt good to cuddle her.

  2. Mrs. are getting behind on your blogging. ;)