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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

14 October 2015

sunrise thoughts 14 October 2015

Long before the sun came up, my mind was wide away, mapping out my day and thinking:

"There are way too many things on my schedule for today. How am I possibly going to do it all? I'm going to have to hit the floor running."

A few minutes before 6am, we heard the small voice of our "Little" as she entered our room. She sweetly called out to us:
"PapaBear & DeeDee, cam I cuddle with you in your bed?"

Yes, you read that right... she's not yet 3 years old & says CAM I instead of CAN I or MAY I. We've heard that question from her before and know it means that the LOML & I need to prepare for a wiggle worm between us. Before we could answer her question, she was between us giggling & giving kisses while jabbing us with bony little elbows and knees. What a way to begin the day! 

Every thing on the "To Do List" won't get done today. But, the day was begun with something very important and a great reminder to be thankful for the good things that are accomplished -- especially a little quality time with those we love. 

I have a hashtag that I use often on Instagram & Twitter... #FamilyMatters. Today some of my first sunrise thoughts were just that! And, as I look back on the day & the things that weren't accomplished, may I be reminded of just how the day began... making loved ones a priority.
Morning kisses for Mommy
from The Little


  1. Does your daughter call you Papa Bear and Dee Dee? That is totally precious. Such a good reminder. Right now, as the kids are asleep and the stress of the day disappears, I think, "Oh, how I wish I could snuggle with them..." but it's a different story when it's tomorrow morning (or tomorrow at bedtime) and there are things to do!

    1. Thanks for reading & commenting Kelly :) Our "Little" is our daughter's daughter... aka my "GLAMdaughter". Okay, I guess you can say I'm in denial that I'm a grandmother - since that name always meant "OLD" to me. Our daughter didn't want to go with the traditional grandparent names & came up with those based on our names/nicknames. WE LOVE HEARING THOSE NAMES out of the mouth of our Little :)