September 25, 2014

Because... she asked.


What a fun night over on Twitter for the #fmfparty... lots of great encouragement, fun hashtags, prayers, and of course - talk of food!!!  I love love love this Community of Writers who go all out in a FlashMob frenzy and write for Five Minutes flat on one word... it's so much fun! (Ya'll should join in!)

Anyway - here we go: Five Minute Friday - Our Word Prompt is: BECAUSE

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I missed out on yesterday.  All day long I was out of it... battling a painful headache and not able to get to anything on my Bossy List of Things To Do.  



I had finally sat down to pray about this whole #Write31Days thing and was shocked at how loud and clear He spoke to my (ever so reluctant) heart about what to write on.  I wrote earlier today actually... you can read that HERE.

All of that to say this: Today... I was behind, ya'll! I had a Bossy list from yesterday AND a Bossy list for today.  (Plus, apparently, I have an entire series to think about now!)

As I was tackling the lists, one by one, crossing things off *like a Boss, my girlie texted me.  I believe her text said something like this: 
"Come overrr *kenny chesney voice"

I know, right? She's adorable!  This is her first week back to college, and working full time and somehow she had the day off and was busy dealing with her own load of Bossy and she was ready for a break!

So... I dropped what I was doing, and ran right on over... because, of course

Because, I'm an empty nester and my girlie has her own house now and she can call anyone but she still chooses to call me.

Because, as always - (well - almost always, anyway) when she calls - I come!


Because... she asked! 

...and Oh how I pray that she never stops asking!


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So we chatted over a cup of tea and she caught me up on her classes and homework and work work and all the things and then... we both had to get back to being productive and crossing things off and it still feels strange to get in a car and drive home... it still feels strange that Home is no longer where she lives her mail gets delivered.

* like a Boss... yeah, that one was just for you Kelly Mahalak!  I miss you and I am praying for you, friend! Love you so!




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 "BECAUSE"


Oh ...the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is!  Five Minute Fridays have been hosted by Lisa Jo Baker.  This week we start gathering over at Kate Motaung's.  FMF 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!

23 comments :

  1. Haha. Loved this! Especially all the BOSSY.

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    1. Thanks so much Liz! Yes... Bossy is such the perfect word to describe all my lists! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Good to be an empty-nester and yet she is close enough to call you and you can drop everything and go running....just because. Have a blessed week

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    1. Good, indeed! Thanks for popping over Paula!

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  3. My two still full-time in the nest - asked me to type for them because they were so busy studying for exams - so I did - type for them. I don't do it all the time - but sometimes - we moms hug that way. I like how you say, "Home is no longer where the mail gets delivered." I think of it as "Home is no longer where I match their socks." LOL Hope you're feeling better - sounds like that visit was a home remedy!

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    1. Oh girl... I can't tell you how many late nights, how many last minute gluing or printing or typing has been done around here! In fact, the day I had the migraine, I read over her Sociology homework and explained what they were saying to her! Yes... it is one of the ways we hug! I like that! (Hey - now that she's gone - I actually get to HAVE socks again!) ;)

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  4. Oh, Karrilee, This stirred my heart because I'm straddling the empty nest/full nest phases. Our young adult kids will never understand the joy that comes when they choose to spend time with us... until they have kids of their own. :) And doesn't it point to our relationship with God? He gives us the freedom to choose, so it's so very sweet when we choose Him. Love your words and your heart. And I'll be stealing that phrase, "Bossy list" :)

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    1. Karen... Amen, my friend! It IS such a picture of our Father in heaven... He gives us freedom to choose but oh how it blesses His heart when we choose Him! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. I love this! I can relate to this and to you! I'm in the same place as you when it comes to my girlie. Living on her own now, I jump at the chance when she calls me to spend time with her! You blessed me in sharing your heart here! Thank you!

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    1. Julie... my friend! It is a good/hard transition, is it not? I love it... her freedom, our freedom... and yet I miss so many little unexpected things, knowing that they may still happen from time to time but they are never again going to be our normal! It's tough when they get so busy and we don't automatically get glimpses of them coming or going! It's an honor when they call and want to hang out! xoxo

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  6. I had to laugh a little because this shows the difference between having a male little birdie leave the nest and a girlie birdie. I may hear from my guy once a week at best. He lives about 1 1/2 hours away so dropping by is also not an option. However when he does call, text or come by it is so sweet and yes I drop everything for him.

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    1. Oh Amy... yes - I am sure the differences are big... but raising a Girlie is all I know! So glad that he is still so close - even though I am sure it can feel far away! And yes... we drop everything to be with them, just as our Heavenly Father does with us! Love you!

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  7. And you know, when we send a prayer to our heavenly Father, he's just as willing to drop everything and come on over for a chat!

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    1. I love that Anita! I am starting a new book/Bible study called Welcome to The Father's House and it is part fiction story, and part Bible study... all about the Lord's Prayer... and oh my stars, how He loves to spend time with us, His kids!

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  8. GAH! I haven't written mine yet and I love yours and want to steal it. But that would mean my oldest would have to be living outside the home in her own house and I don't want to rush it. ;) As always, great writing Karilee! This place always has such a familiar cozy feel and I dig that...

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    1. Oh sweet Jennifer... do. not. rush. it. <3 It will fly by on it's own with no help from you! Enjoy it... and when it's near impossible (because, hello - we have all had those days too!) - remember... it is flying by! So thankful for you, friend! And GAH!!!! Jumping Tandem!!! #Swoon #Icannotwait

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  9. Glad you both put your bossy lists aside and were able to enjoy each other!

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    1. Amen! So often - that is what is really needed most anyway, right? Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit!

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  10. Being an empty nester is a new experience for me too, but I am blessed by sons who still want to be with me-just because. God is so good! Happy weekend!

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    1. Amen for grown up kids who still like to be with us!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend!

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  11. I stink at making lists, so my wife makes them for me. She adds a "Love" and a smiley face to keep them from being too BOSSY—but hey I need someone to give me structure. My daughter likes making list too. She's learned well. God bless you Karrilee!

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    1. Honey Do lists that somehow refrain from being Bossy are the best! ;) My Honey is a list maker as well... we all three do it... luckily we also all three know the art of writing down things like "lunch with friends" or "coffee date" or "Art outing" - so the lists are not ALL bossy! God bless!

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  12. There are moments when I secretly dream of the day I'm an empty nester but I know that when that moment comes I will miss my children fiercely! I'll definitely be like you and drop the bossy list! :)

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~Karrilee~

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