At any rate, the 90 minutes I have between my wake up time and waking up the children allows me to have a more extended time with the Lord, as well as some conversation with Jim. And finally, if there's time, I can be on the computer. I have to say that so far this weeks the results of this new plan have been mixed. Though I'm excited to be up and in the Word, the family devotion time is precious, and it feels good to be ready to start the day by 7:30, I have also been feeling a little down and grumpy as the result of not getting enough sleep (the fact that I'm getting up at 5:30 doesn't seem to be kicking in to my nightime brain, and I can't seem to fall asleep early enough). I was needing a little encouragement, and this morning I found the following post, which I hope might enourage you as well:
It's really nothing new, but just what I needed to hear this morning. So I'm starting my day off eager and motivated. But...it's only 7:30. We'll see how it goes!
If any of you are up at 5:30, please let me know. I'd love to think I have some company (and honestly I could use the accountability! NOT that I want anyone checking on me at that hour of the day. But you could always ask me later...)