Miraculous Morning Coffee: Still Learning after 15 Years of Marriage

Pictured here is the kitchen table as it looks for the devotion part of my morning routine. You might notice the little coffee mug on the right. I like a couple mugs of coffee in the morning. This has been a part of my morning routine for many yeIMAG0166ars.

Not pictured is the mug of coffee on the shelf in the shower. 

This has been a part of my wife’s morning routine for past few months.

Why did I not think of this sooner???

I’m the morning person: up at 5am, moving slowly through shower, getting dressed, making coffee, getting out the pharmacy for allergy pill and vitamins, having my juice and cereal, sitting down for morning devotions. I like a slow morning, but I like to get up. On the other hand, my wife resents the morning like an occupying army.

I don’t know why it took me over fifteen years, but some time in the last few months I discovered that when my wife receives a fresh cup of hot coffee with her special creamer soon after she wakes then in it turns her from a rebel into an ally. Miraculous!

Now, if I can just get the pre-teen to like coffee…

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