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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sleep-in Saturdays!

I LOVE to sleep in.

I look forward to it all week. It is my one day that I don't have to get up before the kids to be somewhere.
Sleeping in has changed some through the years...

In college, sleeping in meant I woke up in time for lunch.

In the first years of marriage, it meant waking up mid morning and staying in
bed until lunch.

After our kids were born,
we began to forget what sleeping meant!

We had to make an effort to switch out and allow each other to have this privilege while the other tended to the kids.  Now our kids are at the age that they still get up early, but we can coach them on the much needed rest for Mom and Dad on Saturday mornings.  This sets the tone for a morning of them occupying themselves for at least an extra hour in the morning.
Except for THIS Saturday morning.

We were greeted beside by a miniature waiter and waitress which presented a breakfast menu and proceeded to take our order. They were very insistent to serve us 'in bed'. We got treated to giggles from the kitchen followed by breakfast made to order. My coffee was made exactly the way I like it with the right amount of sweetener, cream, and even served in my favorite cup. This service was followed up by further pampering throughout the morning.
We had coached our kids on rest but received abundantly more in sweet service and kindness.  It was a great reminder of how no matter what we ask of the Lord, he always gives you abundantly more than you could ask for or imagine!
A mans heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.
(Proverbs 16:9 NKJV)

Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
(Psalm 37:4 NKJV)

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