Five Minute Friday: Rhythm

It’s 5-minute Friday again and today’s prompt is:




She and I were out of rhythm. Way out of rhythm. 


This week she spoke words of the petulant child; unhappy with herself but unable to express what her heart was feeling any other way. I did not feel her rhythm. I heard her words, her frustration; expressed by being sassy, pouty and disagreeable. 


She was out of sync. Way out.


At first, I tried to understand, but my heart did not get it. The rhythm of who she is was way off. As a result, I, too, lost my rhythm. Two females out of rhythm. Whose love for each other would normally cover every misstep. Instead, with every word we spat at each other we stepped on the other’s  heart.


Now, I see what I could not feel before. I feel what she was feeling. The beat was NOT right. For either of us.


WeI have some repairing to do to get back to the rhythm we are familiar with and to resume the dance of love of a granddaughter and her nana.


Ding. Time’s up. 


Five Minute Friday: Listen

I really only have 5 minutes this morning. two grands coming to stay for a week.

The prompt today is:


I will listen today very carefully for the toddler and his older sister. I will care for their needs and rock them to sleep. But I will also listen to the memories of how they came to be.

41 years ago today I made a giant leap from a dysfunctional home that on a scale of 1-10 was 10 to the Nth power. That leap was to forever change the course of my life and set my feet on the path I am on today.

No, it wasn’t my salvation. It was because of my salvation that I was able to listen to the Holy Spirit tell me – this is the one I want you to marry, he is the one I have chosen for you. We discussed that one back and forth for a bit, I’ll tell you!  Of course, you know He was right.

I am so forever grateful that God plucked up a 19 year old girl and a 17 year old boy and said: “Do this! I’ll handle the details.”

And He has. 41 years and three kids, married, and I love my daughters and son in law, and I love the 7 soon to be 8 grands, and I love that our life is a testimony not to our faithfulness, but to His. Oh, and did I say? He chose well for me, My Lord.

My best friend in the whole world He chose for me. I’m so glad I listened.

I love you, dearly, my husband of 41 years!


I’m done for today.