It's Thursday night, ya'll! That means we gather up and party over on Twitter, waiting for the prompt... encouraging and praying, offering support and laughs and love. I love this Community and it doesn't matter what has gone on in my week, come Thursday night, I can not wait to settle in, with this gathering of Awesome that is #fmfparty!
Oh but - first - the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is! Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE! The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at 10pm Thursday night (EST.) I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!
So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - The Word Prompt is: HERO
Yeah... that's our Girlie. We are kinda fond of her! We are pretty much over the top, head over heels in love. Always have been. Always will be.
Here we are... not quite empty nesters and we find ourselves teetering between reality and denial.
We don't want our Littles to grow up. We want them to be sheilded and safe... we want them to live protected and perfect and -well, that's not reality and the reality is - that's not really living either!
I never thought of being my girlie's hero. She wrote that I was once for school when she was in middle school. Yeah - middle school, ya'll... and she still liked me! (And yes I kept that! You know, for evidence!) but what I didn't anticipate is how much of a hero she would grown up to be for us!
She is the best of both of us and so much all her own.
She is not perfect and life has not always been charmed and scripted out... but she is grace and she is love... she is wisdom and honor and when she laughs, joy spills out into every corner and when she cries, oxygen holds it's breath. She is for justice and forgiveness, for second chances and fresh starts; she is growing tall into who He has created her to be and it's been an honor to watch her grow... to stretch out... to fill up to overflowing all that she is becoming.
And before my very eyes... before her Daddy's... she is becoming our Hero!
We are blessed... we really do all three like each other! In the midst of a couple of hard high school years, when any one of us could have hardened our hearts and built walls... we determined to choose love... to speak life... and she would proclaim, as only she could, "I LIKE you, Mama... everyone loves their Mom - but I really, really like you! You're my favorite!"
Right back at ya, Baby! Right back at ya!
Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click here to read what others have to say about "HERO"