Thank you Jesus for…
Sunshine and quiet mornings and back porches and Nebraska in the Springtime
Your nearness during a long day of anxiety producing medical tests, and a clean bill of health and medical insurance and good health care.
Little boy bodies that still fit on this Mama’s lap, boys who start every day with hugs and kisses and knowing they are loved (filling my heart with love in the process.)
A new day, new mercies, new life.
Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
And spread it over the fields
And into the faces of the tulips
And the nodding morning glories,
And into the windows of, even, the
Miserable and the crotchety-
Best preacher that ever was,
Dear star, that just happens
To be where you are in the universe
To keep us from every-darkness,
To ease us with warm touching
To hold us in the great hands of light-
Good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
In happiness, in kindness.