The Grateful Life

The Morning Light March 4, 2013

Filed under: Stories — Nicole Welle Nere @ 4:57 pm
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Every night we say our prayers with Caelum, which usually includes the bedtime prayer:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  Watch over me through all the night, and wake me with the morning light.

He does a nice job of alternating the lines with us – we say one, he says the next.  It’s a good routine.

In the mornings, Chris usually gets the boys ready, so he opens their door about 10 minutes before he wants them to get up, so that they start seeing some light and hearing some noise.  Caelum is usually pretty reluctant, putting the quilt over his head and stating, “I’m still sleeping!”

Last night at bedtime, Caelum said to Chris, “Daddy, tomorrow I want you to wake me with the morning light.  I don’t want you to wake me with the door.”

I knew he didn’t like his door being opened!


Wake Up, Mister November 14, 2012

Filed under: Stories — Nicole Welle Nere @ 11:42 am
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Caelum woke up this morning around 6:45.  We could hear him in his bedroom, whining a little about still being tired.  When Chris tried to open his door up a little, Caelum got upset and pushed it closed again.  Which was fine, because he didn’t need to get up yet.

Five minutes later, he’s gotten out of bed.  He’s standing in front of Everett’s crib, nose up to the slats, saying, “Wake up, mister!  Wake up, mister!” to Everett’s little snuggled up face.  Apparently once Caelum’s awake, it’s his duty to make sure all follow suit.