For the love of. . .
Yes, I actually typed that! My leaning has always been toward the end of the day, and consequently I was landed with the famous "Night Owl" label. After several months of rising in the 6:00-6:30 range, I do believe I have successfully banished that title! I knew it would be the only way I could survive motherhood and keep my sanity. (I do still have some, right?!)
I had forgotten how much work a sweet baby brings - especially when they are as fond of long, sit down meals as Silas is. :-) My life was drowning in coping after the baby was done eating. It wasn't like I turned over a new leaf just to have time to relax or do extras such as clean my baseboards. Nope! It was to get laundry/dishes/life-in-general done and be presentable by the time the kids hopped out of bed.
After setting my will, it was amazing how easy this new way has become, and how much I absolutely love mornings! I now enjoy hours of peace and soft background music, uninterrupted personal devotions, morning grooming with no stops, and I am so ready to see the kids when they greet the day (not to mention the loads of housework accomplished)! This morning alone after devotions, I was able to clean the fridge, do a HUGE pile of dishes, get the laundry started, sort through some papers, and a favorite ~ tend to my outside flowers. Doing the work on the morning end of the day, frees me up to be such a better Mom during homeschool and the rest of the hours left. Ahhhh. . .yes. . .so glad I made the switch!
Oh, and did I mention how lovely it is to be outside in the early morning when the cool breezes are blowing, a train whistle is in the air, the sun is peeking over the edge of the houses and casting a soft light on the landscape, and my Morning Glories are greeting me from the mailbox?! Ah. . .yes. . .why didn't I discover this sooner?