Aaaack! Morning-people disturb me, but I think I'm being converted. Here is a run-down of my typical weekday to prove my point:

1. Kimberly graciously drags me out of bed kicking and screaming at 7:00, or 7:15, or 7:30 or if I'm lucky and she's dawdling 7:45. Kimberly is a morning-person. (In fact, I've had to regulate how early she is allowed to get out of bed!)

2. I blindly stumble around my darkened room hoping that whatever I end up putting on is really what I had set out for myself to wear the night before.

3. I blink my way into the kitchen where Kimmie has Liberty dressed, fed and buckled into her carseat. Kimmie hands me the lunch that I had packed the night before; she grabs my bags and her bags. I lift Liberty's carseat, and we are off into the wide, bright world. (Several new moms have stared in wide-eyed wonder when they realize that I am the first-time mom of a brand-new baby and a teenager. "How do you do it?" they whisper, "I would just die." While mothers of teens look upon me with pity and say, "I'm glad I don't have a baby too." But I am so blessed by having both ends of the spectrum. God knew that I would never be able to button Liberty's outfits in the morning, so He gave me Kimmie! And He knew that when Kimmie's hormonal emotions take over, I would need to be blessed by the smiles of Liberty! His way is always perfect!)

4. By the time we arrive at Kimmie's school, the blazing sunshine has usually woken me up sufficiently so that I more closely resemble a human being. Kimmie kisses Liberty goodbye, entices one last smile from her, then waves to me and says, "I love you; have a good day."

5. I proceed to Rhonda's house, where she and I sit and chat in the kitchen for about fifteen to twenty minutes. I use this time to cuddle my baby and find out what she is wearing.

6. Then it's on to work, where I stay until 3:00 in the afternoon.

7. After work, I drive around town completing my errands, drive to school to pick up Kimmie, drive to Rhonda's to pick up Liberty, drive home.

8. At home, it's time to start supper, and the laundry and help Kimmie with her homework, and feed, change, burp and play with Liberty. After supper, I make my lunch, and lunch and supper for Jeremy for the following day.

9. At this point, Kimmie usually has a game or a practice or an activity of some sort that she needs to be driven back into town for or picked up from which takes about an hour and fifteen minutes when it's all said and done.

9. Back at home, Kimmie puts away the clean dishes from the dishwasher, and refills it with the dirty dishes from the day; I switch the laundry to the dryer, help Kimmie finish her homework, feed change and burp Liberty once again, and it's off to bed...for the kids.

10. Once they are in bed, clothes need to be folded and put away, items need to be picked up (again) from the floors, bags and clothes need to be gotten ready for the next day, and any miscellaneous housekeeping items like sweeping and dusting and toilet scrubbing and checkbook finding etc need to be done.

11. But who cares about that stuff? I need to READ! So I take a thirty-minute break around 11:15 PM to read something...ANYTHING! Sometimes, I use this time to call friends and family who I have not had time to talk with in a while, but usually, I use this time to relax. Then I move on to step 10 (see above).

12. When step 10 is completed, it is time for my quiet time with God. I get out my prayer journal, my Bible and my Sunday School book and dig in. Sometimes it's convicting; sometimes it's comforting, but always it is wonderful!

13. I usually drop into bed around 2:00 AM.

Yesterday, during my devotion time, I was contemplating Proverbs 31, and I realized that she too, was a morning-person. Here's how the Bible describes her:

10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

(So far, so good. Jeremy has not yet complained about any harm coming to him because of me.)
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
(Well, I select cotton and polyester, and do the laundry all the time.)
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
(Maybe I LOOK like the merchant ships, and the grocery store IS thirty minutes away.)
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her women servants.
(Oi vay! There's the problem: She gets up while it is still night, like Kimmie, because she is a morning-person. Someone should have regulated her get-out-of-bed-time too! Now how can I ever measure up to that? So I decided that I too can be called a morning-person...I'm a Stay-Up-Until-The-Morning-Person, while everyone else is a Get-Up-In-The-Morning-Person.)

My favorite verse is 18: ...her lamp does not go out at night. (Now that's my kind of lady. She's probably up finishing a good mystery!)
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  1. haha wow i love it this one is great and iv been posting comments like a crazy person (no reall i have iv been hiting the keybord and yelling at it and every thing lol) but ya so i hope yr geting all these

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