25 March 2011

Five Minute Friday: Waking Up

Friday is gracing us with her presence once again. I'm challenging myself with Five Minute Friday.
The concept is simple, five minutes, write, no worries, no correcting, just put it all out there. It is incredibly liberating. Check it out, visit others who are contributing this week and challenge yourself.

The prompt this week is:

Waking Up
(This photo was taken when Miss S was only a few weeks old, but I still treasure it so deeply. It captures that unprecedented time of newborn stillness and the knowledge that the world has become an entirely new place with the addition of this new heart in it's universe.)


Mornings have never been my strong part of the day. They've always been the most difficult psychically. A major side effect from medications leaves me struggling with severe nausea most days when I wake up. Add into this mix a little being who depends on me for her daily existence and mornings can wreak havoc on my self confidence in my abilities and strengths as a mother. Nearly 14 months in, I've learned to take it slow. I can't jump right out of bed with boundless energy and tackle my day. Our mornings start slow. We cuddle. We kiss. I melt into her and sink into the gratitude of another day with her in it. She grins. In fact, this morning she rubbed my arm up and down, ever so softly. With the touch of someone who truly gets it.


Happy Friday! I hope your week has been wonderful.


  1. Lovely post. I am not a morning person either..I need to ease my way into it. I think just giving yourself permission to do that and establishing a little routine is the best way. Your routines sounds wonderful!

    Take Good Care
    Self Care Girl

  2. Beautiful post! love morning cuddles! my Son rubs my arms while he is trying to fall asleep. its so sweet.

    Take care!
    Have a fabulous friday!

  3. Wonderful post! Enjoy those moments like you do! They are so sweet and precious and they grow soooo fast! I miss having a baby to snuggle.

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  4. Your blog is beautiful.
    I hopped over from FTLOB. Im your newest follower sweet girl!
    I cant wait to click around and get to know you better!

  5. Happy Saturday!!!!
    I hope you are having a great day. I found you Spotlight Saturday blog hop, and I'm excited to follow you. Also I host a blog hop on Mondays, please feel free to link up.

  6. I am a new follower from Spotlight Saturday blog hop. Very cute blog! Would love if you followed back :)