Friday, May 25, 2007

The Things We Do For Love....


Still in my deep sleep full of dreams, I hear him...

"Get up, it's beautiful out, come on..."


I'm thinking, "no, it's too early....Lord let him be talking in his sleep again."

He knows I am NOT a morning person. If I had no responsibilities, 8:00 would be my perfect wake up time. Seriously....I've tried the early rise thing, trying to enjoy some peaceful moments before my day begins. IT NEVER WORKS!

Little sleeping ears become instantly alert at the slightest lifting of my covers to quietly creep out of bed. They just KNOW....I am better to take my time at night when they are all sound asleep, and won't get up no matter how much noise I make...so, I do what works.


On the other hand, HE can walk through the house, banging doors, wearing shoes you name it...no one moves!


"What time is it?"


"5:30, I've been awake since 5:00...come on, let's get up ....we'll go for a walk"


NOOOOO, he didn't say it...."walk"

He knows I love quiet walks....

This is the same man that I begged forever as a newly wed, to go for walks with me....

I learned to enjoy being alone, and that God gives us girl friends to do the things with that our husbands hate.

I have adjusted quite fine, now here I am almost 18 years later, and I am being woken up at the unbelievably early hour of 5:30 to go for a walk....with him...


I can't say no...he might never ask again...

I am awake now, I sleepily get cleaned up and dressed

We write the kids a note, and sneak out very quietly...no one moves until after we come back. How is that possible?


It really was a beautiful morning. Only the bunnies and birds to greet us, beautiful warm sun, the promise of a wonderful day and dare I hope....future walks....


7 comments:

Amy said...

Ahhh Jen...you sound like me. No matter what time I awake in the a.m. my kids know. When I go to work, I am up around 5:45, and I tiptoe..making no noise, and they get up...Mike could yell and they wouldn't hear...AHHHHH!!! Although I am not a night owl, I do most of my "stuff" then, just to keep the kids in bed longer..lol.
Too funny.
And I bet your 16 year old doesn't budge??? Oh what bliss!!

Holly said...

Oh Jenny! Besides the early time, that sounded so lovely!!! May you and Mark enjoy many more lovely walks together (maybe just not that early)! lol

Cheryl said...

Sounds great. My hubby is long gone by 6:30, slaving hard at work.
Enjoy these times together.

Tamar said...

Now what caused Mark to rise so early...I can't imagine that with Jon unless He pulled an all nighter and desided not to go to bed in the early morning hours. I bet It was a memory to stick with You for a Long time!

Williams Family Blog said...

Jen,

That sounds simply beautiful. I am not a morning person but I would gladly get up for a morning walk with my hubby.
I just might set my alarm for 5:00 tomorrow,....if the coffee perk is set for that time too...

Karen

Rhonda said...

Wow - 5:30am - I am thoroughly impressed - and certainly not jealous.

Sue said...

So beautiful is our time with Him! It's always worth the early rise isn't it?!

Thanks for the sweet words on my blog!