Something I learned early on as a mother was that the statement “Easy Like Sunday Morning” was a big ol’ lie. Sunday mornings were always frantic, always crazed, and always left me feeling less than.
I came to the realization that I didn’t want my kids to remember Sundays as merely a mad dash to the car in which their mother looked more like a monster than a mom.
I don’t want my kids to despise Sundays. I want them to look forward to church. So I made a promise to myself a few years back to step up my “mom game” and do whatever it takes to make Sunday mornings go more smoothly.
So I wake up earlier
I play praise and worship music
I keep my mommy attitude in check
I give the kids extra time to wake up
I try and prevent being rushed
We have a simple breakfast
And I stay calm
Doing all that helps this momma keep her sanity. Y’all know the devil wants us running ragged on a Sunday morning. He wants us in so much disarray that we either don’t show up or we show up frazzled and unfocused.
Don’t let him win.
Plan ahead. Stay calm. And don’t go all mommy monster on a Sunday morning. It’s not a fun place to be. I know.
“We wait on the LORD; he is our help and our shield. Indeed, our heart will rejoice in him, because we have placed our trust in his holy name. LORD, may your gracious love be upon us, even as we hope in you.” – Psalm 33:20-22