Five Minute Friday again - hosted by the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker. It's a chance for us to write for 5 minutes based on a 1-word prompt - without editing or over-thinking. I find it scary which is why I haven't done it much! It is fun to write that way but publishing it isn't so easy when you wish you could put a lot more work into what you wrote. :)
The prompt this week is: Stay.
As we get older over the years, we experience more and more losses. More loved ones passing from our lives. I have lost friends, aunts & uncles, grandparents, my mother, and my stepmother. Each time is a little harder and one less lovely person in our lives. As the years go, these things make me hold a little tighter to the loved ones I have left, especially my husband and my son.
I do know that God is in control and we have no say about His perfect timing. But when I imagine losing my precious man and young man, I tear up. I know that God would bring me through it, but oh, that He would not choose *me* to experience that pain.
I know so many others have experienced and are experiencing that pain and that it's especially hard as we go into the holidays - a time of family and friends joining together in fellowship.
With tears in my eyes, I whisper in my mind to my husband and son...stay.
Did you join in this week? Even if you're not a blogger, this is a great way to practice writing and it only takes 5 minutes!
Have a blessed day friends!