It’s been a long time since I hung out with my Five Minute Friday peeps. I’ve missed this community so much…

In case you’re new around here, (welcome!) Five Minute Friday is really simple: Write for 5 minutes, (no editing) post your words, link up with Lisa-Jo and share encouragement with the others who link up.

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These days the sun hangs longer n the sky and my boy says it can’t be bed time, the sun’s still out, but I usher them on just the same because I need a buffer before bed. A few minutes of quiet.

My mind is full of noise and chores and distractions–I’m craving quiet.

My baby is all giggles and silliness at bed time, and she asks me to stay with her–just for a few minutes, she says.

I see her beauty, her round cheeks, the contrast of her long dark lashes against her light green eyes. Light pours out of her all day long, and even as I am darkening her room, she shines under the blanket–still shining at night, like the sun that won’t quit outside her window.

I tickle her just to hear her giggle again. I want that sound in my head, that one can help block out the noise of the day.

She begs for more and more and with children, you cannot love them enough, and maybe it’s true for us too. I love them each beyond all of my own comprehension, beyond what I ever believed possible, before they broke free into the world.

The grass grows wild in the yard outside, maybe it’s all that sun shining into the night. It never stops, these children never stop growing either. Not in this season, anyway.

From here, all I see is life. Budding, blooming, growing wild and free in the warmth of the long-lasting days, in all these short years.

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16 thoughts on “View

  1. Perfect, perfect photo for view and picture of all that’s happening within your view.

    ps LOVE the new (probably not new, but new to me!) header.

    Always fun to visit you, KC.

    1. Amy, thanks, sweet friend. The header is new, actually, the entire site has been redesigned, just launched this week! Thanks for visiting, it’s always fun to see you here.

  2. Dear Kris
    Today I have the privilege of being your neighbor at FMF. Yes, the love for our children sometimes scares me with its intensity. We are entering winter in South Africa, so we are making ready for that invisible growth!
    Much love
    Mia

  3. I remember saying those same words when I was his age, so confused about how bedtime could happen when it was still daylight! And there is nothing sweeter than the sounds of little giggles to brighten a day 🙂

  4. You are such a beautiful writer…and I’m giving thanks for how God gives you the words that just flow out so effortlessly to bless each one of us. I’m just SO for you, friend. xoxo

    1. Awe, Jacque. your words are so generous. thank you for being my friend inRL and blessing me! I am so thankful for you!! Your encouragement?–it’s a gift! You just don’t know! XXOO

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