Monday, July 29, 2013

Snuggle Alarm

Years ago, morning brought these bright peering over my bed, waiting for snuggle.  I was blessed to forever hit snooze and ditch the alarm clock. Who could resist waking to precious children wanting to climb under the covers to snuggle and start the day wrapped in love.

In the past year, we have added four sweet princesses.  Our hearts and home are filled to the brim.  Hugs, snuggles, bottles ... my forever snuggle alarm.

As mommy and wife, my days can be filled to the brim of busyness vying for my precious time. The dishes, laundry, and unmade beds scream louder than the secret longings of little ones' hearts. I can rush out of bed to silence the chores and schedule that beckons. Or, I can choose to nurture hearts, create memories, spend time with my Jesus and our kidz, and simply snuggle.

I remember during a time of praise a 5 year old climbed on my back. Dancing gently, he held on to my shoulders and we worshipped together. In that sweet moment, I felt as if I was ushering my son into the presence of the King. Gently carrying my little lamb to the Great Shepherd.

My passion, to carry children around the world to His throne. Set them down in His presence and go and search for the other lost children.  Yesterday, four girls twirled in worship and danced.  My heart almost burst with joy.

Yet each day it begins. I have a choice. To awaken to my snuggle alarm and capture the day with His grace. What precious moments do you share with the children in your life? Don't let them slip away, cherish them as we lead them into His love.

And as always, I would be crazy honored to have you link up with momma notes.  I jot some on Mondays, but you can link up any day of the week (I get the momma, filled to to the brim, schedules)   Just mom.  Sharing our notes.  Creating a melody.


Anonymous said...

We have family snuggle time on weekends on Mommy and Daddy's bed. Fun!

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Can't think of a better way to wake up in the morning. :)

Wonderfully Chaotic said...

Love it! Snuggles are the best. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. <3

Shay @ Wonderfully Chaotic

Anne (Simply Savvy Supermom) said...

Snuggles are so wonderful! We have many traditions in our home. One of my favorites is our evening ritual of "Where's Lily?" We tuck Lily in and then put blankets on her and call for her, before my son joyfully pulls the blanket off of her and says "THERE'S LILY!" It sounds simple, but it is such a source of joy each night.

Denise said...

Snuggle time is the best time.

Alicia said...

Oh, Sarah, this line brought tears to my eyes- I think it echoes my heartbeat so clearly that I felt overwhelmed when I read it.... "My passion, to carry children around the world to His throne. Set them down in His presence and go and search for the other lost children."

Thanks for loving HIs little ones!

bluecottonmemory said...

I miss snuggle alarm days - and Bed-Time chronicle Days are slowing ebbing away. I remember my little guys dancing in praise:) Your beautiful parenting made me smile!

Unknown said...

You inspire me daily. Glad the Lord is allowing us to share our time here on earth, together, at the same time. The best is yet to come!

Tracey M. said...

What a fun blog, with great reminders to slow down and savor our little ones! Thanks for visiting my blog. I have to post again soon, but summer has been nice and full.