Morning Prayers

posted Jan 2, 2013, 9:51 PM by Smith Moments   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 4:46 AM ]
May 28, 2012

I knelt hunched over the side of my bed this morning, saying my morning prayers. I soon became aware of MaryAnn edging her way to me from her sleeping spot in the middle of our bed. Conflicting thoughts came racing in: Why did the floor creak?! I can't even have a moment to myself to say a prayer in the morning?! And then: Your innocent child is approaching you. Pay Attention. 

Thankfully, I consciously dismissed the first thought by listening to the second. 

MaryAnn continued inching toward me. She celebrated her successful journey by wriggling her little body on top of my bowed head, patting my back with her baby hands and breathing cheers of delight. When she rested for a moment...her body sprawled over the top of mine, I paused my heavenward thoughts and listened to her strong heart beat. I thanked my Heavenly Father for letting me care for His sweet little girl. Then I opened my eyes, smiled at MaryAnn, and scooped her into my arms so we could start our day.