In my ideal world following my ideal routine, my morning would begin with quiet grace and sunshine. I would rise easily, take a deep breath and begin my day with five minutes of prayer and gratitude to connect with Divine.

In my real world, in my real life, my mornings typical start with hearing a young boy come into my room around 6am telling an animated story to himself and crawling in beside me with cold toes. It typically begins with me hitting snooze on the iphone and pushing my head into my pillow.

After the second round of hitting snooze, the voice beside me will say, “good morning, mom. can you make me waffles?”
I return his question simply, “good morning, my son. yes, I will make you waffles.” And I give thanks that there is waffles and a boy to make them for.
And our day unfolds.

Sometimes there is sunshine outside the window. Sometimes, there is rain and a deep desire to get back under those covers.

And sometimes that cold-footed boy will say something truly soulfully amazing like, “good morning, mom. i love your heart.”

Is there a better connection to Divine then that? Not in my real world and thank God for that.

For October, I’m writing in conjunction with 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and each post is written in five minutes flat.