Do people actually have mornings like the ones they portray in movies? They seem so much better than the ones that are going on now. The guy wakes up to find his wife happily cooking in the kitchen, they kiss, exchange overly excited, "Good Morning Sweetheart!," and then he reads the paper as she brings him a plate chalked full of bacon and eggs. Nowadays, it's more like they both wake up, check their cell phones, return emails, ask each other as to when they will be home and whose turn it is to pick up the kids from school, munch on a price of toast (if there's time), an run out the door in a rush.
I have to admit that I miss spending time with my entire family, especially in the mornings. My brother is usually knocked out, my dad might be watching tv or wandering outside, and with my mom it varies. Sometimes we have time to say a morning prayer together which is amazing, don't get me wrong, but everything just seems pretty detached in this day and age.
Let's pray that we don't get attached to the chaos that's going on around us and in our lives, and that we can have at least a little bit of time to bring our families closer together. Also, more importantly, closer to God. Pray with your kids before you head out the door or if you're in a rush, say a prayer in the car. I remember when I was small that if I couldn't pray at home with my mom, we would pray together while we walked to school. I didn't understand why it was so important to pray then before leaving, but now I realize that my mom wanted God to protect me while I was gone. It's a wonderful thing to teach your children. It's an even greater thing to pray with the entire family. I know I don't have my own family yet so don't hold that against me, but I'm just speaking what I think would be best. God bless you guys and your entire familias!
I still haven't finished my little cup of applesauce, you see what blogging does to me? It looks so intimidating I might not even finish it. Anyway, have a wonderful rest of the morning and a fantastic afternoon that is to come! Also, Happy Autumn!