Today marks the end of our Spring Break and we hit a bit of a speed bump this morning. Despite my plea to my children to go to bed last night, they indeed stayed up passed their bed time. It was 11:30pm when my daughter walked in my room, crawled under the quilt with me, and said, “Momma, I’m kinda nervous. I haven’t been to school in over a week and I think you threw away my homework when you cleaned out my folder.”
Gah. Now I can’t sleep. Now we’ll both be up in the morning, tired, and grouchy.
I was not at all surprised to hear my daughter whining when I woke her today. I was not at all surprised to hear she was tired. I was not at all surprised she didn’t want to wake up. … what DID surprise me was the tears she cried out of exhaustion.
I tried to hug her. Didn’t help.
I tried talking to her. Nothing.
I tried praying with her. Didn’t budge.
So, I did the next best thing… I turned on the radio. When I start off my day with KSBJ, I ALWAYS feel better and I thought it would help. Help it did when we heard this cute number by new artist Jamie Grace! It was a breath of fresh air and reminded us God holds us even through our exhaustion.
We hugged it out. We got dressed and off we go… just another day of 1st Grade.
Album: Hold Me EP
What do you think? Like it? My daughter and I loved it. It’s funky, reggae-like, hip-hop like… it was just what she needed this morning, her reminder that God takes each and everyday and makes it special in some way. I was so excited to hear that one of my favorite artists, TobyMac, discovered and signed Jamie. I think we’ll see lots more of her in the future.
Can’t wait to add to your music player? Download Hold Me by Jamie Grace on Amazon.com for .99.
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