Guest post by Alicia
When I started HelloMornings, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that becoming an Accountability Captain would be the only way I would ever see the challenge through. I’ve known for a while that getting up in the mornings before everyone else is the only way I can have quiet time and get a workout in without feeling like it was impending on the kid’s schedules somehow. Plus, who doesn’t need peace and wisdom from our Heavenly Father and a stress reducing workout before their little’s wake up?
Over the years I had gotten really good at establishing my rhythm in the early mornings. I would mention my early morning routine to other mom’s and they would think I was crazy for getting up so early when I could be sleeping in with the kids. But I knew in my heart that this is what worked best for me, so I carried on.
However, little by little I have fallen out of my routine and gotten into sort of a rut. We moved hundreds of miles from family and friends, and the jolt to my life and routine really made it hard for me to find my old motivation. I knew I needed time with God, but quite frankly felt him so very far away. It was almost like I had forgotten how to be with him; and sleeping in felt oh so good.
Since that move we have moved again, this time permanently, I hope. And that’s when I stumbled across the HelloMornings challenge. It was about to start back up again for the winter and I felt it was just the thing I needed to get back into my morning routine and back into a closer relationship with God.
And boy has it ever! I love leading a group and love each and every one of my girls. They feel more and more like friends each day, and the support and encouragement from them is the best! I’m so glad I took the challenge and look forward to many more in the future. It has been such a blessing in my life and I know it is in other women’s lives as well.
Alecia blogs over at There’s Something Different She is a Southerner by birth (and grace) and gypsy by marriage (she’s moved 7 times in the last 12 years). She writes to encourage Christians to live differently because she knows that once you’ve been changed by Christ you are different. She claims “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phil 4:13, daily. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.