Thankful hearts

We’ve had our struggles lately, most specifically with illness. Ava’s had a double ear infection, and I’ve been fighting a hacking cough for days and days. The toll it’s taken on us has been astronomical. I’ve been falling asleep at 8pm some nights, but the silver lining is that it’s much easier to get up early in the morning.

Anyone who knows me will know that I have never been a morning person. To get me up for early morning Seminary, I literally had the alarm start to wake me up at 3:30am so I would hit snooze and be ready by 5:45am. College and the years I spent working in NYC couldn’t change my night owl ways. My best thoughts come at midnight, and that’s when I am most creative and innovative, whether it be at crafts or working on my lesson for the next day.

But I sense that something is changing. I’m beginning to like to get up early in the morning. I’m letting go of the stupidity on TV, and allowing myself fall asleep when I’m really tired.  Who knew such blessings would come from a simple little illness? I certainly didn’t, but I hope it can be a life-long change.

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About jaimeanne

I'm me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, former adjunct professor, high school principal, and now most importantly-- Mom to the cutest little girl ever. I try to live by the quote, "Work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, And dance like no one's watching." I believe in Christ, and sometimes I'm just trying to figure out what He wants me to do. This blog chronicles that journey.
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4 Responses to Thankful hearts

  1. Daniel says:

    I’m thankful that Ava slept all 13 hours last night. She fell asleep at about 5pm and we were both concerned that she would wake up at like 3am and be wide awake wanting to play. She must be in her latest growth spurt.

  2. ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS!!! Gotta love those moments!

  3. Hootin' Anni says:

    Wow…..she is precious.

    Mine’s posted

  4. melody says:

    An angel. Happy WW.

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