Friday, March 15, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Rest

"This is where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing ‘em over here. Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right." -Lisa Jo Baker

The word of the day is: REST

photo by Jeanne Claire Maarbes

Rest. I'm craving it. This spring forward business was definitely not invented by a parent of young children. We can't fall asleep and then we drag ourselves out of bed in the morning. I've never had to wake children up to get to school on time and I must say it isn't at all what I hoped it would be. The late sleeping only adds to the chaos of our mornings. I'm weary from meeting the needs of others and aggravated by a mysterious virus in which the only symptom is a fever that comes and goes. Little boys with viruses are slowed dramatically but the trade off is an increase in bickering. I'm longingly staring at my rocker on the screened in porch and praying there will be time to enjoy it tomorrow, when the weather is supposed to be beautiful. 


  1. Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who drags in the morning. Before kids, I would've considered myself a "morning person", but rising by choice and being torn from sleep are two very different things! Thank you so much for sharing. Prayers of peace, blessings, and health to you and your family!

  2. I am with you on the time change thing. So lame!! We are all dragging here this week too.

  3. I was laughing at your words: 'This spring forward business was definitely not invented by a parent of young children.' I have an eight month old who already struggles with sleep, and I definitely do not envy you in having to wake young ones up for school in the chaos of time change ;) Praying this coming week gets a little easier, and that you can find some true rest.