"Dear Jesus, Thank you for our day and for this food. I love you God and I cannot wait for Jesus's birthday. Amen."
My word, I am more than happy to get myself out of bed early if I get to start my day with prayers like that! It also makes me feel great to send my husband off to work with a great breakfast in his belly. I know that sounds very June Cleaver-ish, but it is true. He works crazy, long hours (especially this time of year). It is nice to know how much it means to him. So, in a nut shell, family meals can be anytime of the day. Meals around the table bring so many blessings. This morning I made a great meal, spent quality time with my family, and listened to an amazing prayer from a six year old all before 7:15am. I have always said the kitchen is my favorite part of the house and feeding people is my love language. :) ** Oh, and my hubby has been great with the cleanup!