Friday, July 8, 2011

A Sweet Morning Routine

Morning routines are interesting and important. I have told you before that my dad prays early every morning and he prays aloud.

On my recent trip to see my dad, (six weeks after his open heart surgery,) I got the usual treat. It was a little later than usual, say 7 AM, as he is still recovering. :-)

Dave and I were downstairs and he was in the living room. Usually i can just hear the hum of his voice, but occasionally a word or two sticks out.

I heard a few words and started laughing. I turned to Dave and said, "Did dad just pray for Fox New analysts Brit Hume and Charles Krauthammer? "YES!"

Is he the most adorable man or what?

A big thank you to all of you who prayed and continue to pray for my dad, Glenn, in his recent surgery to replace an aortic valve. He is very thin, but doing fantastic. Just yesterday he saw his cardiologist and received a clean bill of health. In dad's happy words . . . "he has given me my life back."

While we were home, I had the chance to read dad the post I had written about him and all of your comments. He was deeply touched by your prayers.

My dad has a great sense of humor. He told me of something he had recently done to help a friend. To my, "you are always so thoughtful, dad," he said, "Well, Glenny, I had open heart surgery, not a heart transplant." Yup, we love that heart of yours dad. Glad you got to keep it.

What is your favorite morning routine?

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  1. That is so precious. I know you feel so blessed to still have your father. Mine also is a true man of God. After his bout with cancer three years ago, I am extra thankful for his influence on my life and the example he set for me.

  2. Hi Glenda. I hope your dad continues to make a full recovery. Its fantastic that you have this great relationship with him. My morning routine - need a cup of tea first and then chaos - thats about it with teenagers and working for my hubby. Me time is few and far between. Blogging is my new me time and I am learning so much from all the Godly women out there - its so awesome!
    God bless

  3. How precious! I pray that his recovery continues to go well.

  4. So glad that he
    is doing well, G!
    Love that he prayed
    for Chaz and Brett;
    I am kinda partial
    to those guys and feel
    happy that they rec'd
    a blessing from someone
    as special as your dad.
    Thanks for sharing a
    bit of him with us!
    xx Suzanne

  5. What a wonderful heritage! I am so glad he is doing well. My Dad had a pace maker and he made some of the same comments. What a joy to see praying parents.

  6. God is so awesome! What an incredible testimony - I love it when you share about your father - a true representation of our heavenly Father.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. So happy to hear more about your beloved dad! I just smiled reading your post and can just imagine him.
    He is the first thing in the morning I go to. It is not the same without it. Speaking of morning routine - I am getting ready to post on the bad morning I had today..It really made me laugh again thinking of who he prayed funny.
    I also read about your daughter..i can imagine the mix of emotions I would have if it were mine. So proud but sad for the distance. Yes - skype is a great resource. Enjoy each day you have with her:) xo

  8. Glad to hear that you're father is doing well. As for the routine, I gave up having one once I had children. Nothing is routine anymore.

  9. So glad your dad is doing well. I love my morning routine of coffee, quiet time and sometimes blogging.

  10. Great to hear about your dad's recovery! My morning routine varies, depending on how early I awaken. If I wake up by 5:30 a.m., I put on my walking clothes and walk around the neighborhood until the sun rises (I'm training for a 5-K). Then I make coffee, catch up on email, and blog a bit until my husband gets up. After that, the peace and quiet is over and we're on to our compromises for the day...who needs the car, etc.

  11. So happy to hear that your Dad continues to do so well! What a sweet are blessed!

    My morning routine is coffee and the newspaper, email,blogs and devotions. My mornings are so much easier now that I don't need to rush off to a job =)

    Have a wonderful week-end!


  12. Hi Glenda. I love reading about your dad.How blessed you are to have one that prays and loves the Lord so deeply. I lost mine many years ago but I am comforted that I will see him again! Our second term break (2 weeks) begins on Monday and I am really looking forward to a more laid back morning routine of coffee and quiet time on the veranda and morning walks. Have a great weekend. :)

  13. So glad to hear that he is doing well Glenda and that is so cute who he was praying for! One of my favorite routines is sitting down and reading my blogs in the mornings while I have my coffee. Some mornings I laugh out loud and sometimes I cry ~ but more times than not ~ it starts my day off with a smile.

  14. Great news to hear that your Dad is doing well Glenda. It is wonderful that you are able to visit him so easily. :)

    My morning routing...museli with blueberries and a latte, no better way to start the day. I seem to recall a post of yours on museli and blueberries too. :)

    Best wishes Glenda for a wonderful week!

    Jeanne xxx

  15. this is very sweet....what a beautiful friendship you have with your Dad :)

  16. So glad he is doing good.....Anything heart related causes me to pause...
    Thanks for your prayers...Have a wonderful week...

  17. Precious story. You've inherited your father's sweetness.

    My day always begins with RB making me fresh iced tea and delivering it to whichever room I happen to be in. He always seems to know when I'm struggling and will make it with 2 bags instead of one. That loving act starts my day out right.

  18. Coffee and breakfast on my patio and reading the Bible...before the kids get up! Love the early morning quiet.

    So glad to hear the good news about your dad, Glenda.


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