It’s friday, that means it’s time to write for 5 minutes, no editing, hemming or hawing. Just free writing and then taking that brave step and clicking publish. Just a couple of rules, Lisa-Jo picks the prompt, and you have to visit the community and share some encouragement–you can do this! Lets go–
She says crazy things like “Hey guys, you know what…” when talking to her siblings, which is nothing spectacular except that she’s two and that phrase sounds so very four to me.
Things are changing here this year. I’ve got two in school, though we home school, it means there’s two who need focused learning time, rather than so much play learning like their younger sisters.
This family evolves as the days pass and the children grow right in front of our eyes and we just shake our heads at the birthdays coming, 9,7,5,3.
All mothers know this feeling, watching their littles stretch up–watching the pant legs rise and the bellies once hidden under shirt-tales now protruding. Everything changes and some days I want to nail the minutes to the floor, to rip the hands right off the clock and still this phase a moment longer–
They were made for this though–for growth, for expansion of minds and limbs and hearts.
How blessed am I that I get to walk along with them, that I get to hold their hands and replace their outgrown shoes. These are the moments of motherhood, of childhood, of all the mingling of maturity, and the tender years of watching them inch towards eternity.
Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others for a five minute write. Why don’t you give it a try?