Thursday, January 28, 2010

Morning Thoughts


I’m home again! I was greeted by this sunrise when I open the bedroom drapes this morning. After three days away with grandchildren I woke in my own bed at home – and I didn’t want to get up! It would have been so nice to roll over, snuggle under the covers and let the rest of the world go away! I felt like singing that line from the old Eddie Arnold song, ‘Make the world go away and get it off my shoulders’. But there are things to do and places to go today. It’s time to get back into life at home again.

I had a wonderful, though at times challenging, time with my three grandsons while their parents were away at a conference. It’s certainly been a long time since I’ve made lunches, gotten kids up and ready for school, driven them to school, overseen homework, enforced bedtime, fed tacos to a two-year-old who insisted he wanted pizza (until he saw my taco and wanted the one I made), worked on potty training a little guy and climbed up and down a million stairs a day! They are good boys and have been taught to obey and be polite. What a joy to have them throw their arms around me and share their excitement about whatever is happening in their world. And when I snuggled with little Mr. H., to hear him say, ‘Gamma, I ‘uv you!’ made it all worthwhile.

My sweetheart joined us each evening after work. He helped with homework and bedtime routines and then we spent time with our laptop computer to update his resume so he could apply for a big promotion at work. He has been the assistant to the man who just retired from this position – and he is currently filling in. As I wrote his new resume I was amazed and very proud of him for all the experience he has had over the years with his company. He is a good man with a strong work ethic, a quick mind and a gentle personality. His peers and the management respect him and recognize his strength. But I have some mixed feelings about this new position – if he should be promoted. He will have added stress and heavy responsibility. I am leaving it in God’s hands, to lead as He chooses. And I am working hard to make our home a place of sanctuary for him when he returns at the end of a long, busy day.

There is much to do today – lead Bible Study at the one care center where I am currently serving as chaplain, stop by the cell phone store to find out why my hands-free device isn’t working, catch up at home, spend time with my doggy and kitty and have dinner tonight with my dear, little mother while my sweetheart is away at a men’s event at church.

I’m happy to be home. When I saw the sunrise this morning I knew it would be a good day - no matter what happens, it will be a good day! Because this is a new day God has given me. I am blessed – there is no doubt about it.

Now I am singing:

This is the day
That the Lord has made
I will rejoice and celebrate
This is the day
That the Lord has made
I will rejoice
I will rejoice and celebrate

He goes before me
He walks beside me
He lives within me
He's the lover of my soul
He's my defender
He's my provider
His overflowing mercies
Are brand new every day

Song: ‘This Is The Day’
Composer Unknown


  1. Adrienne, I adore being with my grandson, too. Those Grandmom hugs make everything in life perfect. We are so blessed.

    I hope your husband has the best outcome for work.

  2. dear adrienne,

    i am still very new to the whole "blogging" thing...i find it's like getting to be a fly on the wall and peek into another person's life.

    being a grandmother has also opened my eyes to seeing ( when our children were little) the world quite is so rejuvenating...(sure wish i had my rylee's boundless energy)...:)

    peggy anne

    oh...may God bless your husband's job:)

  3. I am so glad you had a wonderful time with your little sweethearts. I am sure they miss you now that you are home! You have a lot to do, but what a blessing it is to be needed and productive:>) I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I will say a prayer for your sweetheart regarding the job.

  4. Wow, Adrienne, that is a gorgeious sunrise! I need to get up early, so I can see something like that! I know you are glad to be home. Praying for God's will regarding the job ~ Love and Hugs ~

  5. I don't often see a sunrise, I'm not a morning person at all! LOL!

    I know what you mean about being so tired after keeping the grands. We kept our 3-year-old grandson last June and were exhausted at the end of the week!

    Good luck to hubby with the new job!



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