September 5, 2013 : My story

As the sun comes up…

The house is quiet and typically the windows are open as the cooler morning breeze sweeps through the house. With Gwen at my feet I start walking down the hall to the morning chatter of a little boy in his crib excited to start his day! :) My favorite part is opening the door to see his (most of the time) smiling face and little morning dance. This kid sure loves mornings. Maybe it’s because deep down he understands the meaning of a new day and a fresh start. Or maybe it’s because kids just love the anticipation of the what is to come; surprises and routine through their day. Either way, he is teaching me to enjoy our mornings together and appreciate the kick start to a day that begins as the sun comes up! ;)

As I stumble, and he now runs, into the kitchen….I generally conjure up some breakfast as he excitedly eats it (and try’s to help make it)! He loves food more than he loves mornings (especially some good WI cheese)! :)

I’ve learned, as a new Mom, that moments like these are to be cherished. This monmy-world is a new season of life for me and one that is filling my cup with new moments, excitements, frustrations, and many many learning opportunities! And sometimes I look around and wonder how such a little boys heart could be teaching my bigger heart such simple principals….like savoring moments, choosing a smile in the early morning hours instead of being crabby, learning to listen to quiet, the power of a good morning hug and happy morning greeting, and learning to make eggs before my eyes are fully awake! :)

Now and forever do I understand and cherish the power of our little mornings together! And I love that God uses these moments to awaken my heart to them! :)

Happy morning everyone!

Morning-Zeke-July-2013-008Morning-Zeke-July-2013-010Baby morning, Emily Steffen, morning with a boy, Mommy photographer Morning-Zeke-July-2013-001Morning-Zeke-tri


4 Responses to As the sun comes up…

  1. Athena says:

    This boy – your words + heart – that light. It’s all just sooo wonderful. xx

  2. Liz says:


  3. Brooke says:

    Emily, I love this post. It reminds me of my little nephew (whom I ADORE) and definitely got the tear ducts going a bit this morning. Thank you for sharing.

  4. jess says:

    you make me happy Steffen family :)

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Hi! I'm Emily! :)

I am an artist; a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER by day, TEXTILE ARTIST by night and mommy and wife in the middle! :)

I am an encourager, believer-in-love, every-day doodler, pug-wrangler, joy-spreader, and ice-cream devourer!

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