Monday, December 8, 2008

Morning Glory

I've tried to be a morning person. Really tried. I go to bed early. I remind myself of the glory of morning. I even married a morning man and gave birth to a morning girl. But I'm not a morning woman.

Added to those missing morning biorhythms are the grayness that is a Michigan winter and the grayness of panic which threatens to suffocate anyone associated with the Detroit 3.

So there I was last week, packing lunchboxes, arguing with one child, venting frustration at yet another who refused to get dressed, and just plain old feeling sorry for myself. There were five people in this house and five really big attitudes at work. Even Pepper the puppy was indulging in self-pity because we don't heat the backyard for her.

I kept subtracting from my, "We need to be in the car in _____ minutes!!" countdown when my boy interrupted my diatribe.

"MOMMY!!!" Stop for minute and look in the backyard!"

I'm ashamed to admit that I only begrudgingly gave in and looked. But what I saw silenced me enough that within seconds, all four kids were standing next to me -- all of us awed.

It really is good once in a while to look up and be still.

12 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Amen;)

McEwens said...

WOW!!! What an AMAZING sky

Dr.John said...

Sometimes we do just need to stop and see the wonder that is there.

Keeper Of All Things said...

What a great looking sky!!!

Betty said...

It´s so sobering for the kids to make you see the beauty of the moment... Glad you did. This is awesome!!

Karen said...

Oh, beautiful!

(The sky, not the 'tude. And I'm not judging. Ten days out of nine it's me acting like that.)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

AWESOME!!!!! I am a morning person but I am also a night owl if that makes any sence what so ever....I love sunrise and to hear the birds waking up...its such a testament to God and his power!
HUGS Laura

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

How beautiful!! The beauty of the sun rising and setting, I can never get enough.
Thanks for sharing.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Gorgeous! I miss a lot because I am not and never will be a morning person. I think people like me are why God beautiful sunSETS!

Sue said...

That is beautiful and I love it that one of the kids noticed it! That means you are doing something right! (As in, I am sure you are doing a lot of things right, but I love when kids notice something in nature that is beautiful!)

Jeannelle said...

We can't be what we're not.

Gorgeous sky!! You should put it in SkyWatch this Friday.

Cairo Typ0 said...

What a beautiful sky. :)