Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hello there, friend,

I have learned how important it is to start my day off on the right foot. That usually means quietly and alone, whether it's sitting and reading for a few minutes or even working. And always, I need coffee. It's best if I don't interact with anyone before my first cup.

But that wasn't the case today. This morning, I woke at 7:04 a.m., later than usual. My kiddos stay in their rooms (or, I should say, they are supposed to stay in their rooms) until 7 o'clock, but this morning the house was silent at 7:04. I laid in bed for a few minutes before I heard little tiptoe steps coming down the stairs. We had all slept past 7 o'clock! It felt like a miracle after two weeks of restless sleep, much-too-early mornings, and my son reverting back to waking in the middle of the night.

Both kids climbed into bed with me, and we chatted and tickled and practiced our fake sneezes. Then I heard my husband roll in after his overnight shift, and the kids and I got out of bed for breakfast and coffee. It was amazing. I'm so ready for normal again, in this new house and new town, with my same old wonderful family. Today felt like the first step.