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


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 

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 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...



Okay...I know that I have not posted in quite awhile.  As a result, apparently, I am getting a flurry of spam comments that I am having to delete almost every day!  I know that I can set my comments to make you, my legitimate viewers and commenters, type in a crazy jumbled combination of letters and numbers to keep out the automated spam. i.e. 'captcha'.  I choose not to do that...YET...mainly because I hate having to go through that process when I want to comment on someone else's blog.

So you need to know...

  1. I receive emails on a daily basis when someone comments on a post. No matter how old the post... (oh yeah! I'm onto you)!
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  3. I love comments on my blog...but not when it has nothing to do with the actual post.
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  5. If you have been shifted to the spam folder, you will be silenced for all time from my blog site and be deleted into cyber-hell

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  1. I welcome your comments!
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