On Meeting Him in the Morning

by jessicaturner on April 15, 2012

In February, I attended Blissdom. During the session “Being Present in a Demanding World,” I chatted with a group of women who all had young kids. Universally, everyone struggled with finding time to be still, read their bibles and have dedicated quiet times.

One woman said, “I wake up to a little hand poking my face.”

Another said, “I don’t have any time for myself during the day.”

And each statement was affirmed by nods from the other women at the table – me included.

This season of my life has been dry spiritually. Since my daughter Adeline was born in June 2011, I estimate that I have gotten about 600 less hours of sleep than the average woman should.

It is all I can do to work-full time and take care of my family.

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Sheila April 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

thanks for this post. I am where you are with a 9 mos old (a week behind Adeline), working full time + a 6 & 3 yr old so I’m always running until I crash at 9 pm and then I go to open a book (like “You are Already Amazing”) and I fall asleep. I vow to get up early and read or exercise but with a baby that wakes in the middle of the night going back to bed always trumps. Lately I’ve been trying just to pray when I hold Eamon or when I wake in the am before getting out of bed. All I can do is try to find the moments & hope to get a better routine someday!

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