#clearthestage / the morning where I almost lost it because of a hair tie

Today was the day.

We were planning to get our crew up a few minutes early and gather around the kitchen table before they left for school. Our goal was to read a scripture and pray over the day ahead – something we’ve never made part of our daily routine.

We are NOT morning people. I repeat.

We are NOT morning people.

We are the family getting dressed running out the door, eating a breakfast bar in the car on the drive in. Yes. We are that family.

Mind you, our kiddos have to leave for school before 7am – who comes up with these school schedules????

Certainly not I.

Back to our plan. Create a new family ritual. Get up early. Get kiddos ready. Sit at the table for at least a hot minute to read a scripture and pray.

Surely we could do this. Surely.

Then, there was a hair disaster.

Of the thousand hair ties we own, THEY COULD NOT FIND ONE FLIPPIN’ HAIR TIE.

 

 

I was livid. Not an exaggeration.

Then there was loud talking in the hallway and I was about to punch someone in the face if they woke up the sleeping toddler.

Kayla was about to lose it.

I threatened all kinds of ridiculousness.

And all we managed was a quick family prayer upstairs that I honestly grumbled with an unkind tone because our new family ritual had been sidetracked by a hair tie.

One. Hair. Tie.

Unbelievable.

We’ll try the new morning ritual again tomorrow.

No one ever said it would be easy to #clearthestage.

Like Brian always reminds me, “If it were easy, everyone would do it.”

Maybe we need to be a little more prepared to start this ritual.

Daniel teaches us about prayer by his own example. One thing he teaches us is that his commitment to pray required preparation. Just as an athlete can’t expect to win by showing up at game time without having practiced, the commitment to pray doesn’t just happen. It requires preparation.  – Anne Graham Lotz, The Daniel Prayer

Note taken. Prepare for your mornings, Starr. 

Find ALL the hair ties. Now.

 

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4 comments

  1. Just had a chance to read this. Satan will fight your efforts…with EVERYTHING he can. Even a hair tie. Hang in there. It’s worth fighting the devil to raise your children right. Love you.

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