Oct 16, 2013

Mornings Are For Quiet Times...

Often the best gift you can give yourself is time alone.
Some time to ask yourself questions and to listen for answers...

I have been a wake since 5 am this morning.  For many this is probably normal.  Seems
to be getting more and more normal for me as well.  Brutus started walking all
over us around 4:30 am.  Once this happens, there is no more sleep for me.

Brutus and Arvid have this "silent" battle going on every morning right around this
 time.  Many a times Brutus will just quit and come back to bed.  That is at least until 
a more godly hour.  Today was not the case.

If you don't get up with Brutus, then he makes as much of a racket as he can. He jumps 
up on the headboard of the bed.  Stares at us until one of us tells him to get down.  
Usually Arvid.  Brutus then jumps back down on the bed occasionally landing on one of us. 
 Trust me at this hour of the morning Arvid is not in the playing mode.  A little disagreement
 and next thing you know I am getting out of bed with Brutus and leaving Arvid to sleep for
 another few hours.  I don't mind.  Like I said before, it's quiet and peaceful at that hour. 
The thing is, as soon as we get out, Brutus wants to go back in the bedroom.  Since I 
close the door, he just sits on the outside waits and many a times cries.

The other day Arvid had an upset stomach.  Here you see the difference between
men and women.   He was groaning and just laid down in bed.  Brutus was a wreck.
Kept jumping up and down the bed trying to check Arvid out and make sure he 
was doing OK.  Never left his side until Arvid got up. 

Brutus believes that he is Arvid's designated Guardian Angel.  
It is already 6am.  Time to have some quiet time and enjoy my coffee and the 
soon to be beautiful sunrise.  Each day is a gift to us, let us never forget that 
and always remember to be thankful and grateful that we are able to wake up 
to have a fresh new start every day.  Good morning everyone!

I have learned it is not what I have in my life, but who I have in my life that counts.

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only
thing left is your own heart.  So you'd better learn the sound of it.
Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying....