It's that magical time in the morning*
when the sleeping baby begins to grunt
When a mother tries to pray,
and all the children outside her bedroom door quote movie lines.
When she opens her Bible
and hears a loud crash, and someone cries out in agony.
When the sound of small feet running slams into her bedroom door,
knocking it open,
and a smiling toddler appears saying,
"Me watch Baby Beluga?!"
When, even though she is trying to read in Genesis,
her mind sticks on this:
There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin.
The unmarried woman is anxious for the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy, both in body and in spirit:
but she that is married, is anxious for the things of the world...
Talk about serving the Lord with distraction.
I guess I'll take a shower.
*Morning, to most people, signifies the early part of the day. Here, please take it to mean any point within the twenty-four hour span of a day in which a moment of silence might tempt a woman to try again.