Early Morning Treasures

I’ve had so many early early mornings this week. Mostly because my little girl calls “Mama!” loudly in pain from teeth that won’t cut fast enough, discomfort from a stuffy little nose and sometimes her wakefulness is a mystery I’m just too tired too solve.
I’ve been trying trying trying to see this as an opportunity to spend special time with my daughter instead of an interruption to my sleep, an inconvenience, shortening my quiet time with the Lord, an incident that throws a wrench in my ability to get breakfast on the table.
I thought about this as her tiny cheek was pressed against mine this morning, little wispy toddler hairs tickling my nose while we dozed on the couch. I sleepily drank her in. She won’t be 20 months old forever!
And then I read this in Desperate:
“To me, one of the beautiful graces of a strong woman is the ability to see the true value of her own life and the lives of her children, and to celebrate them every day, as Jesus did. It was Jesus Himself who gave the example of treasuring children; He took time out of His busy day to hold them, to tousle their hair, to bless them.”
-Sally Clarkson
After I put my baby girl back to bed, I thought about what a special gift our still-dark-outside cuddle time was. If she was sleeping I would have missed so many kisses, extra squeeze-y hugs and that sweet little face peering close into mine and breaking out in a sleepy smile. I prayfor Jesus’ eyes to see what treasures my children are!

One thought on “Early Morning Treasures

  1. It is SUCH a treasure! I am thoroughly enjoying my children as teenagers, but I would give anything to have them small again so I could enjoy that time more thoroughly! They grow up WAY too fast!

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