4:00 a.m. I lie awake thinking about how tired i will be if I don't get back to sleep. I put my earphones in and try listening to my ipod, but I know right away it's not going to work. I pray for my family as I often do before rising. I go over yesterday's events. I think about the things I've learned about my heart's desires this week of the Joy Diet. I quietly slip out of bed, pull on my robe and close the bedroom door behind me.
4:30 a.m. I make a cup of sleepytime vanilla tea, put it on my tray and head for my morning chair. The tray is so pretty with my tea and journal on it, I am tempted to grab my camera and take a picture for my blog. I say NO to that thought and sipping my tea, I record in my journal a few things that have been keeping me awake. I sit quietly for a bit, pondering and praying. Then I reach for my Bible to search for a verse of which a phrase has popped into my mind. I write it in my journal. I do day 2 of my Esther study. I am a day behind.
6:oo a.m. My husband readies for work, kisses me on the cheek and departs. I turn to the book I've been reading occasionally in the morning. By the time I reach the end of the chapter I am falling asleep. I rest a bit longer.
7:00 a.m. I make another cup of tea, heat a GF muffin, throw a load of laundry in and settle before the t.v. to watch Joyce Meyer.
7:30a.m. I am checking my email and searching through my pictures for something to go with this blogpost. I choose the peeking sun, although there is no sunshine this morning, only clouds.
8:00 a.m. I am grateful for this quiet morning. My mind is still now and I'm ready for the day ahead.