For the last month or so, I've been making the herculean effort (for me anyway) to get out of bed before my children so that I have time to read my Bible, pray and just generally get myself mentally prepared for the day. I can't tell you what a difference it has made in my mood and how our days have been going! I was motivated by a blogger named Kat and you can read about that here. I highly recommend checking out her blog - she has a real gift for motivating.
As a child, I was a very early riser (well, during summer vacation at least) but I regret to say that I have not seen very many sunrises in my adult life. This morning, I was rewarded with this as I sat on my back steps, drinking my coffee:
I only wish you could hear all the birds singing. Ahhhhhh... lovely.