My day started early. Anyone that knows me knows I am NOT a morning person. I laid in bed for 10 minutes before finally getting up! (note to self - the anxiety I felt the whole drive to work wasn't worth the extra tenminutes!)
I stumbled into my closet where I like to do my quiet time. Today there were lots of prayers! Prayers over Colby as he's in Washington, D.C., prayers over the girls for a great day of school, prayers for Mike's safety as many roads in Houston were flooded, and prayers for me - for wisdom, balance, patience, and grace! Lots and lots of grace!
Mike gets up at 4:20 am each morning to go work out (yuck!). He got home a little after 6:00 am and we were able to touch base for the day and go over the "plan". Then I started to put my big girl clothes on (it was a far stretch from my normal mom clothes!).
Just when I was almost ready, the girls surprised me with this sweet card and, yes, the tears started flowing! Dang it, I had JUST finished putting on mascara!!!
After I pulled myself together, we were out the door!
Normally I take Hope to school and Mike takes the bigs. But, since Holden's school is near my work, we've switched morning drop off duties.