Saturday, August 30, 2008

Over the past year, I've been introduced to Cindy Rushton, a homeschool mother of two, as well as a speaker and writer on all things homeschool. She is passionate about encouraging women to be everything that God has called them to be as wives and mothers. Every time I visit her website, I am so blessed, challenged and encouraged!

This week, she asked this question of those visiting her website: What ONE thing could you do that could change EVERYTHING? I hardly had to think at all . . . something came to my mind almost immediately, probably because God's been talking to me about one particular change I need to make, and the ramifications that it would have in our home life.

The one thing that God has been speaking to me about is getting up earlier in the morning . . . so that I can do the things I need to do before my little ones are up. (Of course, this means I need to get to bed earlier as well -- which is another "one thing"!) When my kids and I get up at the same time, I find that I'm more distracted and our day often gets off to a rockier start -- I'm trying to fix breakfast, check email, have a quiet time, iron a shirt for Brent . . . it just doesn't go well for us. (Brent is often amazed by my ability to multitask, but even I have my limits!

I read once that as mommies, we are the thermostats of our homes, so we set the atmosphere or climate. I want to make sure I am in the right frame of mind -- physically, mentally, emotionally and especially spiritually -- to be the wife that my husband needs and the mommy that my kids need, and that's best accomplished when I am up early enough to adequately prepare for what God has for me that particular day!

So . . . I've put it out there . . . I need to get up earlier in the morning! Feel free to ask me how that's going, and if you have any tips or encouragement for me along the way, you can pass that along as well!


Edwena said...

Very good post.

Dee said...

Hello my dear, Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. That ONE little thing can be a very big challenge and one that many of us face as we try to be superwoman. It's in our nature and it's a creature of habbit, we created multitasking... God desires for us to not multitask on his time and I too am guilty and have been desiring to wake up earlier to give him his time... So I am right there with you and will keep you in prayer as I also work on that one thing . Blessings to all, Dee :)