Working at the local University, the end of summer means becoming reacquainted with the dark before dawn. I’m not a morning person. I’ve just never been a morning person. The ideal times for photo shoots tend to be at sunrise or sunset but it’s very rare that you’re going to find me pushing for that sunrise shoot. So, the past week, this has been the daily conversation in our household…
Scott: Do you remember this morning?
Scott: You don’t remember your alarm going off…forever?
Me: No. Really? I didn’t hear anything. I thought I heard some noise…but I just thought it was soft music.
Scott: It was your alarm. That’s why I woke you up.
After tinkering around with volume and types of alarms, I have finally found the perfect one. One that doesn’t disturb my wonderfully deep slumber, but just loud enough to wake up my husband. My poor sweet husband who then wakes me up. Someone gently waking me up every morning? Now, I have finally found the perfect alarm.
Our 3 year-old was born on our anniversary, which we love but she kind of stole our thunder. This year, we decided just to pick a random weekend and make time to celebrate it. So, last weekend, I celebrated 6 years of marriage with my best friend. I have a problem saying “no” to people. I overstretch myself and sacrifice sleep and sanity. I have said “yes” to so much in life. But there was one time, I said “yes” when it mattered most. I couldn’t imagine a life without my best friend/husband/pastor and yes, the perfect alarm clock.
Life can get crazy, learn to say no. But say “yes” when it really matters.