At 5am I lie in bed and usually ask myself the question “Did I get enough sleep to get through the day?” Don’t know why I ask myself this, I really don’t have a choice because at that moment I need to get moving and quick or else everything else will fall out of place and I need to stay on top of My Game.
Kayla and Avon are usually fast asleep during these early hours of the morning. Thank goodness for this because btw 5am and 6am I know it is the only time in the whole of my day where time is really of the essence. Any glitch will slow me down and I can’t afford that…I gotta stay on top of my game.
I swiftly sneak out of bed and set up my express pump machine and hope the sound doesn’t wake anyone. Within 10 minutes I can manage to express 100mls of milk and sterilise and pack up everything for the next shift. I clean up and dress up with, cloths I have chosen from the night before, at this hour I have no time for picking and choosing what to wear. I stare at myself in the mirror try my best to look as awake as possible with the least amount of effort. Blush and brush is as simple as I get. Saturdays are my maintenance days and if I haven’t done my nails (that’s just file and paint FYI), hair (blow dry or Afro) and face (pluck and scrub) then you can consider it not being done at all that week……I gotta stay on top of my game.
5:50am I dash into the kitchen drink my barley green and put the food for the day in my bag. I make sure Kayla’s bag is ready and stocked coz I know Daddy has enough on his plate when he is getting her ready to go to the day mom. Once I am all ready I sneak back into the bedroom to give my goodbye kisses. I don’t dare touch Kayla just incase she sense I am leaving but I stare down at her and wish her a blessed day. 6am I am on the road from Johannesburg to Pretoria which is a 45 minute drive. Every traffic light, traffic jam slow truck or crazy taxi that gets in my way can slow me down and I can’t afford that….I gotta stay on top of my game.
20 minutes into my drive I am in Midrand which means my radio is in range for 103 FM Impact radio which is a contemporary Christian music channel. Ironically at this time I will get graced by God’s Sunrise Romance moment. It is when I really experience God’s presence – flying on the highway you just look up and see beams of sun just blasting behind a set of clouds. Every moment is so unique and so blessed, so delicate and so intimate. It usually brings me to tears because He always reminds me….You are forgiven now remember I keep you on top of My Game.
5pm I waltz into the day Mom’s house as peaceful as a working mother can be after a hard days work, an hour in traffic and fully loaded breasts. Then I just see Kayla’s smile towards me and her excited kicking legs and I turn into a marshmallow all sweet and soft on the inside. I start talking baby and playing baby……I am living for these few couple of hours I spend with her and she knows it because her sleep time curfew has been extended just so I can be with her more…..Lord I love this part of Your Game.