Up again at 6:00 A.M.
I’ve seen every hour of the day.
It’s been a long night and my eyes are bleary, but this is the ordinary I’m learning to embrace.
The nights are long, the days longer, in this season of having a wee one.
I give up on sleeping by 7:00 and turn on the light to better take in newborn smiles. She’s practicing on showing her dimple.
I hear stirring in big brother’s room as I take my cup of tea from the microwave.
Little sister & I go get him out of bed and I prepare our ordinary start to his morning. Curious George, chocolate milk, and two granola bars.
Life is simple. It’s cold outside. I curl up my toes in my slippers and explain why the house is cold to a curious three year old. I peer at the remaining snow through the slats of the blinds.
I wonder at how these ordinary things are the foundation for my little ones. Pacifier in mouth, tucking a blanket around chilly feet, sipping my tea, reinserting pacifier, answering another question about the ducks on the cartoon.
This is my life today. It’s simple, seems so insignificant, yet it’s more important than my weary mind can acknowledge. This is the ministry to which I’m called.
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