Appreciating the Mornings

Appreciating the Mornings

I’ve never been a morning person, but as the years have gone on I’ve grown to appreciate morning time more than ever before. I’m the type of person that is just not “with it” in the mornings. It takes me a while to become fully awake. My most awake time of the day is right before I go to bed.

My husband is a morning person, which reminds me of God’s sense of humor. My husby and I are opposites in some ways and it’s caused us both to grow, which surely was one of the reasons God brought us together. I’ve grown to appreciate the mornings in part because my husby says GOOD MORNING BABY every single day of my married life, and ready or not, I wake up and start my day. And this has been a good thing.


Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

Psalm 143:8


The other morning, I drove him to work and before I turned around to get back I took time to appreciate the beautiful sunrise.


When I start my day now, I do it with an appreciation for the morning sun, the way the light shines on our backyard and how the birds and rabbits and squirrels run around. I like how my dog is as sleepy as I am, and smile as I see her snuggle up in her bed and snore as I begin my work day.


I appreciate the morning now for the time it gives me to appreciate God’s blessings for another day.

My 20-year old self could have probably never envisioned any of this. I love how God has worked on changing me, and even though I’m still a night owl, I appreciate the gift of a new morning. What a blessing.

Let the morning



Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She's written for, NBC/Universal,, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.


  1. Oh, Cherie, are you my unknown twin sister? Is your hubby related to my late husband? This is too funny. All my life I’ve had to be forcefully wakened. I’m a night owl, often staying up to midnight and beyond. Last night I didn’t turn off the lights until 2:15 AM…reading. During my working years, I had to be at the office by 7:00 AM. My commute took 20 minutes, or more, depending on traffic and the timing of the stoplights. Adding in the proccess of getting up, showering, getting dressed and ‘made up’ I got up at about 5:15 every morning. I was rarely ever fully functional until after 9. My co-workers quickly lerned to approach me cautiously before then. 🙂
    My husband, on the other hand, was like yours.

  2. ha! I think we are long-lost sisters, Peg! When I worked in an office my coworkers learned to give me some breathing room in the mornings, too.

    Plus, isn’t it funny how God pairs us with people so opposite from us? It’s good for growth, that’s for sure! 🙂

  3. I love the mornings (as long as it isn’t too early LOL) God does put opposites together, doesn’t he. Show His sense of humor. Love the post.

  4. Laurie Driesen says:

    Loved your post Cherie! I’m not a morning person and I’m married to a morning person. But I’ve gotten used to going to bed early and waking up early. Now I love spending time with the Lord in the dark early hours of the dawn. I’m still not a morning person – I’m not bright-eyed until late morning. But I do love meeting with God before the whole world wakes up!

    • Funny how often us “not morning people” married those that are! ha I’m with you, I’m still not a morning person but I do like that early morning time with God. It’s changed my outlook where I look forward to mornings now.

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