I've learned, thanks to my Father, that I do need rest. I need peace. Not a hectic, out of control life. Time with my girlie while she's still my only, time to read stories over and over, and time to just sit and rest in the beauty of creation.
And so, to slowly, gradually enter back into this place of praise and creativity, I'm joining Lisa-Jo and her Five-Minute Friday crowd. Because I do have five minutes to write what's on my heart. I do have five minutes to just let it flow out of me and onto this page.
Five minutes to:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.
She and I sit, side by side. Not often enough...but often enough. Swinging on the porch and laying in bed together. Reading a book at times or watching VeggieTales for a bit. Playing on the floor (as long as I can still get up!) and just snuggling at night when she's still too awake to sleep but too tired to do anything else.
But she doesn't know, yet, that when she's side-by-side with me, she's also side-by-side with her sister. The one who, I hope, she spends more hours than I can count reading together, baking together, learning and doing life together. That she will learn what this word "sister" means early on, and while there may be mean girls out there, her sister won't be one of them. Not intentionally, anyway.
I see them together in my mind, these two girls several years from now. And I pray that it's so. That neither will learn that life is better alone. That neither will learn that women can build walls so high that not even sisters can bridge them. Gaps so wide that no one can scale them.