The alarm started beeping at 4:15 this morning. I agree, that is early, but it’s not unusual in our home. In fact, the alarm goes off at that time every morning, 7 days a week. When I tell people what time I usually get up, I receive that ‘crazy person’ look and the question, “Why?” It truly doesn’t make much sense. Here I am, a stay-at-home Mama, with children who would sleep till 7am if I worked the schedule correctly, and a natural-born Night Owl. Why would I push myself to be up and going by 4:30 EVERY day?
It’s because I want to be a “Yes Mama”
A Yes Mama laughs
A Yes Mama gets excited
A Yes Mama asks for help (especially when the munchkins can’t give much help)
A Yes Mama runs races, throws snowballs, and makes daisy chains
A Yes Mama plays hide-and-seek, reads a book, and builds towers
A Yes Mama spends time on Pinterest (or with an art or science book) to find interesting things to do
A Yes Mama ignores Facebook, her blog, and maybe even the telephone when her little ones are awake
A Yes Mama gives hugs and kisses and cuddles
I don’t have time to be a “Yes Blogger” and a “Yes Facebooker” while I’m being a “Yes Mama”. So, my alarm sounds at 4:15 every morning. I’ll spend a little time on Facebook, and a little time on blogging, a good amount of time finding things interesting for my children, and then the day will start, and I will strive to be a Yes Mama. Won’t you join me?
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“For all the promises of God in him are yea [yes],
and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”
~2 Corinthians 1:20