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Friday, June 28, 2013

Cherish the In-Between: Five Minute Friday

I've decided that I would jump on the 5 Minute Friday bandwagon...linking up with Lisa-Jo and so many other amazing word weavers. 

The Challenge is to use the word prompt of the day to write for five minutes flat - no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking...just "five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right."  
So here goes…

Five Minute Friday:  In Between

Go...

Pregnancy and birth...The space in between seems to go on and on. But you have just begun, mommy. So many in betweens to endure as you look to raise this little one to grow into the man or woman that God created him/her to be.  


Oh I know...
all too well, 

there are those times when  you 
think....


I can't wait 'till he's out of diapers, or when will she ever learn to walk..or talk.  

I can't wait till she's toddling around....

Now that he's walking, he gets into everything....

The mounds of laundry this kid creates! It's incredible! 

I can hardly wait for them to be able to do their own laundry.  

Can't wait until he can drive...then I won't have to be the chauffeur.



THEN....when that time arrives and your precious bundle of joy has grown...

You look back and wonder...

Did I make the most of all of those times in between? Or was I too busy waiting and hoping for the next stage to happen?  

As a grandmother who cherishes every.single. minute I get with my grandson. I urge you mommies. Stop. Look into your child's eyes and tell them how much they are loved in your words and your actions, in your patient waiting, in your desire to just be with them. Teach them 'as you walk and as you talk' to love the Lord. Help them to see the joy and peace that can be found in Him.

He knows more about the in-between...more than you and I could ever imagine. He, who is eternal, created this world, knowing the sinful choices that would be made...marring His beautiful creation. I am so thankful that in the in-between He has redeemed us through His Son, Jesus...who endured the cross...in between heaven and hell, in order that we might spend eternity in heaven with Him.

 Learn to live in and cherish the in-between!! 








…The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your should and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.          ~ Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Now it's your turn!


  1. Write for 5 minutes flat - no editing , no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
  3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments.
Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

11 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad you joined in with us! This is great - and such a NEEDED reminder...

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    1. Thanks Karrilee! I'm so glad you came by! I love the encouragement!

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks, this was so encouraging to a mom who is in the trenches with way too many little bitties.

    I love doing FMF, though I was completely stumped this week. Glad you posted it in Better Blogs!

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    1. Thank you Gabby!! I always hope that my words can get to someone who needs the encouragement! Hang in there! I know that it can seem crazy at times but make sure you cherish every moment you have with them! The time you have with them at this stage goes by so fast!!
      Blessings!!

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  3. Lovely words and a much-needed reminder!! I'm so glad you're blogging again!! Keep it up!!!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Your beautiful heartfelt and very real post resonated with me and inspired me to start blogging again. I hope I can keep this up. You ladies are such an encouragement to me!

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  4. I love this, and it is so true, seems we blink and they are standing taller than we ever thought possible when they were learning to walk!

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging words Katharine. It just really hits home when a grandbaby enters the picture and you remember each stage of your own as you hold your grandbabe in your arms. So precious!

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  6. Love this post! I am a mother of 5, all close in age, but in different stages from 1st grade to 7th grade. I cherish the in-between, because I know that all too soon, they will be independent, young adults! Thanks for the encouragement. (I came over from Home Sanctuary for a cup of coffee.) Have a great week!
    Melissa

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    1. Melissa, Thanks so much for coming by! I am so happy that this post was an encouragement to you! Sounds like you have a house full! I grew up in a similar circumstance...my mom had all five of us in a seven year span, so I know what a busy household that can create. Noisy and a lot of work but a lot of fun too!! ;-)
      Blessings,
      Gay!

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