{ It’s 4:30 a.m. }

I set the alarm for 4:30 a.m. this morning.

I can sew, cook, walk and eat with wordy, happy people surrounding me.

But, I cannot write in that busy atmosphere.

Mrs. M asked my husband and I to give a little speech at the family bridal shower tomorrow.  I am supposed to condense 27.5 years of marriage wisdom–my trials and errors and occasional victories–into a concise little devotional talk.

My husband suggested we tag-team. I will speak to the groom, and he will announce to the bride what makes men happy.

It’s a FAMILY bridal shower and all will be G-rated.

In one early tiptoeing trip, I brought everything I need to the kitchen table.

Lots of extra noise and movement would wake people up. 

I don’t want little bodies stumbling into the room, thinking that kitchen noises and illumination equals breakfast time!

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At 4:30 a.m. in a quiet house, I feel like I have all the time in the world.

As pictured above, my table is covered with items for the speech-writing plus enough to fill up a day’s work.

So here I sit with coffee at my fingertips and a library of resources within reach:

  1. The Elements of Style (thanks, Sara.) I finished the foreword by Roger Angell and the introduction by E.B. White — surprisingly entertaining!
  2. Hymnal.
  3. Belated birthday card for Sally, ready to write and send.
  4. Springs in the Valley, daily devotional book.
  5. Writing journal.
  6. ESV Bible.
  7. Journible: Psalm 119. (Thanks, Brenda.) 
  8. Cell phone.
  9. Laptop. (Oh yeah….that’s what I’m doing here.  Supposed to write the speech.)

I hear someone stirring.

I’m going to ignore it for now.

© Lisa M. Luciano

Inspiring quotes:

"Purpose is an incredible alarm clock." --unknown

"The early morning should be dedicated to praises; do not the birds set us the example?" --C.H. Spurgeon

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." --H.D. Thoreau

"Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious."-- William Feather

"The early morning hath gold in its mouth." --Benjamin Franklin



Word prompt of the day:  ATMOSPHERIC

 

 

 

 

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