Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 26 of 30 Days of Thankfulness (Quiet moments)

Most of the week Dan wakes up at 5:15 am and leaves the house by 6. Timothy gets up at 6 am and Caitie at 7. On Saturdays we don't usually set an alarm and I wake up around 7:30 or 8. Either Timothy or Caitie is usually up by then.  But Sunday mornings.... that is different.

I set an alarm on Sundays so we can get ready for church and Sunday School. I get up and the house is so quiet. It is a different kind of quiet than the kind after everyone leaves.  After everyone leaves you can still feel the hussle and bussle and rushing around that went on. The peace has already been disturbed and it just isn't the same.

On Sunday mornings there is a special content kind of quiet in the house. The kind that holds expectations for the day.  The kind that says that all the people I love most are warm and cozy and safe and sleeping right here in this house.  The kind that says any minute the house will be crazy and rushing and full of energy.  Usually I don't care for the quiet. I want music or the tv or some kind of noise going on. But on Sunday mornings I love the Quiet.



  1. I am so jealous. I set my alarm earlier and earlier on Sundays, someone is ALWAYS awake either before or within 5 minutes. I like your description of the difference in the quietness!

  2. That was the way it was at my house for years. I think it is the whole teen/preteen age thing. They sleep later and deeper :)