Friday, November 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Grow

It's time for another edition of Five Minute Friday! Every friday there is a prompt, and in the words of The Gypsy Mama herself:

"For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."

This week's prompt is: Grow


Nurturing the love I feel for my family, allowing the growth to happen in a natural progression. Time passes, and as it does I see my babies slipping away. Into new adventures and new growth, new skills and new maturity. It's beyond scary for me. I have a child who is almost 9 years old. These are no longer times when he will not remember what is happening. No longer days when he is innocent and new. He is a young man, and soon will come into his own as a person.

Cookie grows so much with each passing moment. The months seem to slip through my fingers even as I try desperately to hold on. Talking, walking, learning, living, finding herself. This is a time of endless discovery and I am blessed to be part of it.

My love grows each day, for each of my beautiful children, and the man in my life who makes all of my dreams seem possible. The roots we have put into this sandy ground have become my constant comfort. I am in my own place in life, with no regrets. This is home. This is where we belong.


Sorry I missed the prompt last week, it's been a bit crazy around these parts (obviously). I'm glad I get the chance this month to find gratitude and joy in my family. I hope you will appreciate yours as much as I have come to appreciate mine. Having love in this holiday season is a wonderous thing. I hope all of my readers are well and loved this season, and all others to come. Thanks!


Lori said...

Red, I felt overwhelmed by all that you are feeling right now. When it hit, boy did it. I can so relate. Mine was particularly painful when my oldest was a senior in high school, as he pushed away in order to become his own person. Enjoy these moments! and take LOTS of photos :) ~Lori

Coley said...

Beautifully said, Red.