For reasons unclear to me, I have been awake since 4 am. I am not, unlike some of you mysterious creatures, a morning person. I wish I was. I'd like to get up early and get a bunch of work done before the girls wake up, but I just can't do it. Every night I think, maybe tomorrow I'll wake up before the girls. And then every morning I wake up to Jules screeching in her crib at 7:30. I know, 7:30 is sleeping in for most people. You've already showered and done the dishes and read blogs and taken a dozen photographs before 7:30. Or, if you're like my husband, by 7:30 you have gone running, played basketball, done prep work for class, and are ready to welcome students into your room. Crazy.
But this morning, I was awake. So I got up, showered, searched Amazon for a good devotional book on Lent (came up with nothing), and read through what some of you have been writing over the past couple days. Two posts in particular made me all weepy with joy:
- My friend Kristan's baby boy is getting stronger and stronger, and will hopefully be home soon from the hospital. Here are pictures of the gorgeous little guy. He's a miracle baby.
- It was a Good News Thursday for Cynthia and J-L. Jack is growing and his heart is strong. Watch the video with kleenex in hand.
If you get a chance, both these women could use encouraging words. Any parent who is fighting for their child's life needs as much encouragement and prayer as possible.
And so my morning was filled with joy, which was sorely needed after a horrid Thursday filled with a migraine, a messy house, and the discovery of FOUR web sites illegally stealing content from my blog. I really do loathe plagiarists, but at the moment I can't muster up the energy to get cranky about it. It's irritating, but in the grand scheme of life--particular Logan and Jack's life--it's minor.
Now it's 7:34, and I hear a little voice screeching from her crib. My day begins.
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