Friday, October 12, 2012

5 minute Friday

Joining in on Five Minute Friday, where you write for 5 minutes about a specific topic. No thinking or editing. Just writing for 5 minutes. Here is mine for the word Race!


Racing.
Me racing around all the time. Trying to get things done.
Race the three year old to preschool. Race home and try to get as much of the house clean as possible before the baby wakes up. Race after the 3 year old while he is playing at the park. Race the 7th grader to gymnastics. Race to Walmart with 10 year old while 7th grader is at gymnastics. Race home and try to get dinner on the table before everyone is starving.
Running running all day long.
Praying I finish the race God has set out for me.
That I slow down enough to spend time with Him
Slow enough to enjoy the baby before he’s not a baby any more.
Slow enough to get to know each of my children well before they are grown and gone.
Slow enough to be intentional and in the moments that He has given.

Five Minute Friday

10 comments:

  1. Yes, the race takes lots of slow. They slip by so quickly. Thank you for realing about life.

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    1. They definitely slip by quickly. My oldest is now 12 and I can hardly believe it. I'm sure she will be off to college next time I look up. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Slowing down is a beautiful, often difficult, thing to do.

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    1. Beautiful and difficult yes! Do you have any tips that have worked for you?

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  3. found your blog from five minute friday, and i love it! we have similar themes; my blog is called Mommy On Call since I am a doctor and a mom. It's a struggle, right?! And a blessing. Encouragement to you...will pray for some slower moments in your race. Blessings!

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    1. It can be a struggle. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement. I enjoyed your blog and look forward to visiting again.

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  4. We moms are always racing somewhere. Praying that I too will learn to slow down and enjoy life! Enjoyed my visit from the 5MF!

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    1. I will join you in the prayer for us both.

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  5. Beautiful words. And great insight. Enjoyed stopping in and thanks for coming by. Have a Blessed Sunday and Saturday too!

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