The early morning silence before the house starts stirring is for my soul alone. I try to wake up a few moments before the rest of the creatures in this house start stirring, but with a noisy dog and an early-waking husband (who passed his early-waking genes to our daughters), it is often difficult to do. I silently slide out of bed, head for the coffee pot, and listen as the creak of my bones on the stairs tell me I'm getting older. But to have a moment of reflection. Ah, now that's how I center. The whirlwind of energy that young children bring, the chaos of fun-filled days, the demands of life... it all pauses for a moment with that first sip of coffee. I can read a blog, journal a bit, or reflect on God's purpose in my life.
Even now, sweating in the humidity around me, my now-empty coffee mug beckoning for its second refill, I have my moment.
Just ten minutes. It makes me a better mom, a better wife, a better person. Into the stillness I breathe "me", and with that I am ready for the day.
Have a wonderful one, friends.