Friday, August 16, 2013

small::a five-minute friday post

this summer has been a much-needed unplugging.
just a time to be.
a time to slow down and savor.

in fact, i've been away from most of this online space for so long that i had to pause for a second in order to remember my log-in information.

and it has felt glorious.

no pressures to perform or compete or keep up with any kind of schedule. (albeit all self-imposed)
no feeling of stress to squeeze out words when none could be found.

just me.
and my family.
in what most would deem a small little world.

and i've done a lot of talking and listening and laughing and reflecting.
and just looking into the eyes and hearts of those whom God has placed into my life.
and i'm amazed how very much i truly like them.

you may laugh but not every parent of a 12 and 13 and 14 and 16 year-old could say the same.

and i'm reveling.

in the moments
that lead up to hours
and days and months and years.

that once seemed to drag on so small and slow.

oh, i see how this is going.
that He redeems every last one of them
and i'm definitely getting the better end of the deal.

sure, He asks that i give it my all.

but for every small bit of effort
i put into this piece of work called life
He puts His touch back into it one hundred fold
and transforms the canvas into an amazing piece of artwork.

blessed. i. am.

Five Minute Friday

what is five-minute friday?
write for five minutes, no editing or tweaking, on the given prompt. easy peasy.
this week's prompt? SMALL.
click on the button above if you want to see what others have written today.
hope you have a great weekend planned! how beautiful is this weather???
who knew we could have this kind of a summer?


  1. Yeah, we are definitively getting the better end of the deal. Thanks for sharing the journey home. Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Love this!!!!!!! I enjoyed my son's teen years too. And I love that you took a break to look into the eyes of those around you. Steph, this is lovely.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Beautiful post... and thought I'm looking forward to those teen years, too, I'm loving our littles and babies right now as best I can! Looking forward to seeing more of you - hopefully in real life soon too!

  4. Hi there! What a lovely tribute to a mother's love for her son. You have such good hopes for him, and you LIKE him! That was a powerful statement, and I loved it too.

    So nice to meet you today!

  5. You are blessed, and your children are blessed to have you. Love that you've had a "small" happy summer.


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