I'm always afraid to start a Five Minute Friday post... always afraid that my mind will come up blank... or negative. But every Friday (or Saturday or Monday as the case often is), I am so thankful for 5 minutes of freedom to write without worrying about what comes out, without editing and backtracking, without it having to be just perfect.
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I didn't always want to be here. Not when HERE was 4 kids in four and a half years, crammed into a 2 bedroom trailer. Not when HERE meant three kids in diapers for six long months. Not when HERE meant discontent, disillusion, disappointment in myself. But HERE is where God wanted me then, and here is where God wants me now.
When it's fighting and whining and feet stomping and door slamming (Seriously, can pre-teen angst start this early?). When it's fevers and all night coughs, when it's vomit--from the top bunk. When it's disagreement on parenting styles/parenting decisions with the one who parents my kids with me.
But HERE is also conversations with my 5 and 6 year olds about believing in Jesus, moments of dancing in the living room with all my girls while singing at the top of our lungs to "This is the Stuff." Here is snuggling with my almost 10-year-old boy and giving thanks that he still fits on my lap and that he wants to sit on my lap.
Here is my mountain with a gorgeous view
Here is a house with a red door
Here is my family with one loving husband and four crazy kids. (photo courtesy of Darker Shades of Brown)
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