For the past month or so I have been waking up every morning when my husband does. Organizing the day before the kids wake up is the only way I have sanity. While Jeremy gets ready for work, we sometimes talk about the day ahead of us and it has been such a great time of the day for us. Even if it is only thirty minutes, it is so worth it! Making the commitment to spend time with the Lord every single morning has truly made a remarkable change in my attitude and I have experienced some amazing breakthroughs along the way. Change has truly been taking place in my life like never before. I actually like the woman I am becoming. As my 30th birthday rapidly approaches, I continue to seek Christ with all that I am and strive to be all that He wants me to be. For those couple of hours of silence in the morning, I can spend time reading His word, praying or writing something that the Holy Spirit gives me to give to all of you. Blogging has actually brought about healing to me in a lot of ways. Amazing, isn't it? Since this change has been taking place in my spirit, in my mind, in my heart and in my attitude, I have often wondered if anyone has noticed. I know I am changing, I know I have done better in many different areas of my life and I know that I feel better about who Amanda Hayes is. But, what about others? Does Jeremy see that my attitude has changed? Does he see that I am not fretting about so many different things? Does he see that our home has order now? I don't know about you but it really helps when other people see change taking place and they tell you about it. Pats on the back, atta-boys, high fives, anything that makes me feel special, I am all for it!! If no one else notices a difference, is there really a difference taking place?
This morning at 6:30am, my sweet husband, cuddled up next to me and said, "Babe, I am so proud of you." "For what?" I said. "You are doing such a good job taking care of us and the house looks amazing. I can just tell that you are trying so hard right now. I think it is awesome that you are getting up early in the morning. I can see the difference in you. I am so proud."
Okay, that's what I needed! Thank you Lord for allowing Jeremy to see and feel the difference in his wife. Thank you.
Words of encouragement and words of someone that is proud is always best when it come from my husband. His words are like honey. His words are better than anyone's! So, today is Friday , my favorite day of the week and I'm in love all over again! The Cure sings a song that says it best, "It's Friday, I'm in love!"
I love you Jeremy Wilson Hayes. I prayed for someone like you for a long time. It is so nice to wake up next to you every single day. You are truly my best friend. Remember what you said when we were dating? "I have to tell you something but I am scared to." I am so glad you told me you loved me! I love you too! Tomorrow is pancake breakfast with the kids! I can't wait! It is a dream come true to create wonderful traditions with our children. Thanks for creating an environment for me to be all that God wants me to be. Aren't you glad we moved out of Little Elm? God is so faithful!