early mornings

Its been so long , I’m not even sure where to start.

I’m not sure why I haven’t felt like blogging lately. We are still settling in, unpacking, doing projects, and having lots of fun in our new town. I can’t believe we are still unpacking at times….MY oh my how different it is to move with a child!

As I sit here, there is a family room with toys all over it, a kitchen that needs to be cleaned, a bathroom that needs to be cleaned and a yard/garden that desperately needs water. But besides watering the yard/garden, I don’t do a whole lot of cleaning on the weekends. Weekends are meant for FUN, and cleaning is NOT fun! Plus, I think I deserve a break, too. I clean ALL week , ALL day long. (: I totally don’t have qualms about having a messier than normal home on the weekend (: within reason, or course!

So, my tiny is asleep in my bed, which lately, she has started to come to at around 0630 in the morning, and Chris is still sleeping, too. I SO love early mornings alone. The peace and quiet. The by myself time. The coffee (:

Typically, I get up early, like 0530, get Chris’s lunch together, do a quick clean up of things I might have missed the night before ( or if I went to bed early, a full cleanup of Isabela’s mess), get Isabela’s breakfast ready and prep her snacks for the day, coffee, quiet time with God, and attempt to exercise if I have time. I WISH I could get that exercise thrown in, but I’m not really a great morning exerciser. I actually enjoy it more in the evening, after a whole day with a toddler, the exercise is a great way to “get away.”

SO, my mornings are quite busy, and I really relish that quiet time. Where I don’t feel rushed or pressured, and I can just focus and energize myself for the coming day.

Isabela’s day is filled with parks (early morning to escape the brutal heat), playgrounds, libraries, reading, dolls, princess dress up, cartoons ( OH, how I love/hate Barney!), and random silly, made-up games. We also are starting to learn the ABC’s. Isabela knows all her colors, and can sort of count to three (:

One thing at a time….Learning MUST be fun, at her age!

My sisters and I all learned to read at a very young age. Angie and I were in 4th year, and I believe Aurelia was three.

SO, I’m excited to provide Isabela with a fun, learning environment, as she grows.

We are trying to create a schedule that works for us, especially since my hubs will soon be deploying. I won’t say when, or where, but we are obviously not thrilled about it.

My heart is sad, because I will miss him intensely. I’m so blessed to have a husband who is such an amazing father. My heart is also sad, because Isabela, though still very attached to me, is starting to really attach to daddy.

Now, thats not to say she wasn’t attached before! Its just that as she’s getting older, her and her daddy are really starting to create this fun, loving relationship, that is all their own.

Although I am from this area ( hometown is an hour away), I don’t have any close friends actually in this area. We have only been living in Shreveport for a two months….Thank GOd, for my dad and Even, who live an hour away!

SO, I am praying, and maybe you can pray with me, that I will meet a great group of women before Chris leaves.

So, I suppose thats it (: We are planning a fun weekend, enjoying our togetherness and not taking for granted one, single, solitary minute of it!

2 thoughts on “early mornings

  1. Love this post! It's so sweet imagining Isa coming in early in the morning and getting into bed with y'all. Libby does the same thing with us 😉 (sorry, had to throw that in there). Early mornings really are the best, so peaceful and tranquil, and I have a hard time throwing exercise into that peacefulness! I'm praying for you, and I know you are going to discover a great sense of community there! Love you sis!


  2. Dear Alicia: I have to confess that I felt very sad when you guys left because I was afraid that Chris would be deployed. However, I am committing this whole thing to Jesus Christ and I believe that the Word of God is the answer. I wish that there was something I could do but the only thing I could do is commit on your behalf all your concerns to God, who establishes all that concerns us. Psalms 37 comes to mind about having the desires of your heart when I think of women you can get to know and the fact that it is a sad thing that Chris is deploying. For Chris, I would have to commit to the Word of God in the Book of Joshua, II Chronicles 20 and the promises in His Word that talk about enemies being confounded, which brings me back to II Chronicles 20. I think about how in the Book of Isaiah the Prophet when King Sennacherib of Assyria intimidated King Hezekiah and all the threats he made as well as the outcome of how King Sennacherib's army was defeated by the Hand of God, as well as how King Sennacherib turned home in disgrace and was murdered by his sons while he was worshiping in the temple of his god (little “g”). I also commit to Isaiah 46 how God said of Israel” “your name is written on the palm of my hand”.


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