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Five Minute Friday: Beloved

Kids in BedFive Minute Friday
A favorite writer of mine, Lisa Jo Baker, has a great idea for Fridays. She gives a one word prompt and lets us just write the stream of thoughts that enter our heads and hearts. We can link back to her site and encourage eachother…or not. Pretty cool. Here is what Lisa says, “On Fridays around these parts we like to write. Not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker. We love to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat.”

If you are a blogger or just like to write…I invite you to join me in this challenge and write for 5 minutes today!! Here is mine….un-critiqued. :-/



The laughing is actually louder than the band. Louder than drums and two electric guitars. Maybe my ears are tuned in to hear them no matter what noise and decibel level is filling my lobes, but I hear them, laughing.

The are playing together. Playing like they did 2 years ago…before she was into ipods and hoodies, before he refused to do girl-stuff anymore. Tonight’s game is wild, taking turns squealing across the bare church floor on a small board with 4 spinning wheels. This moment of silliness reminds me that though time is changing their stature and their favorite things, it really hasn’t changed them much at all. They love each other and if all the electronics and peers and toys and programs are taken away, they have each other.

They both fell asleep in my big bed last night. And the dog too. I tried to climb in, but there were so many arms and paws and I had to retreat to her room.

When I went to wake them this morning, they were still. No laughing. No silliness. No arguing either. Just two sweet beloved children I get to adventure with one more day.


5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Adorable! I vividly remember that point in my relationship with my brother. I loved your Valentine’s post about your hubby too while I was stopping by.

    February 15, 2013
  2. This feels familiar. It must be a universal Mom thing. “Maybe my ears are tuned in to hear them no matter what noise…” My two oldest are in the same place. 10-year-old so disappointed that 12-year-old doesn’t want to play with toys at all anymore (or with her very often). Growing pains… makes those moments so precious!

    February 15, 2013
  3. Mia #

    Hi Jennifer
    What a precious bunch of legs ad arms and paws are occupying your space!! They are our beloved gifts from our Pappa God’s hand, aren’t they! Before you know they are big like mine and then your bed feels sort of empty. Over via FMF.
    Much love

    February 15, 2013
  4. These words are absolutely precious. There is nothing sweeter in all the world, surely, to a mama, than the sight of paws and limbs all wrapped up in loving slumber. Oh, the visual makes me sigh. 🙂 Stopping by from Lisa-Jo’s 5 Minute Friday and SO glad I did!

    February 16, 2013
  5. Christina #

    And their laughs were precious. It is a sound that makes a mother’s heart soar.

    March 4, 2013

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