I heard them murmuring at 4:30, when my alarm went off. I wake early to write, to pray, and when they wake equally early, sometimes it challenges me. *sigh* But they are tucked back into bed, and I sit here, praying they will sleep longer, not just so I can write, but because the afternoons are so very long and our moods all turn so very sour by 5PM when the day starts this way… We shall see what the day brings!
It’s friday, that means time to play with Lisa-Jo and others, this crazy little freedom-game called Five Minute Friday. The rules are simple, write for five minutes, don’t edit, and then post. The most important rule, is that you MUST comment on the person before you in the link up. If you have time, perhaps you’ll spread even more comment love all around the other posts, but that is the point- to share the love and encouragement with others who are stepping out and playing this scary word game.
The prompt today, is Grow
The growing never ends. I thought at 21 I was all done growing. I was an adult, I was finished with school, I was full-grown. This of course is not even close to the truth. The growing never stops. In time my faith has grown, my love for my children, for my increadible husband, all grown and stretched to depths I didn’t know existed. It has all grown wild and changed, flouished and sprung up- a garden with the richest soil, producing such a harvest I cannot contain. I gather the fruit into my apron in the afternoon sun and as I gather, so much still remains. I haven’t even made a dent in collecting, in carrying how much has grown here, in this heart, in this soul- in this house and in this family that we have grown. The abundance of goodness, of treasure that God has given, my hopes have grown, my joy has expanded wide, to encompass all of this and more- more that will come as it all just cntinues to grow, in the good favor of the Lord, who has generously planted and watered and shared his fruit with us here, in famon and drought, he has given, and through it, we grow in faith and love towards Him, towards eachother…
***** WINNER ANNOUNCED****