No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.
So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.
Your words. This shared feast.
Just remember, the one rule is that you need to read the post of the person who linked up before you. And tenderly unwrap their words and share a note in their comments.
The picture above is of my parents.
I can't always say that I had an easy relationship with my dad. We are too much alike in so many ways. Quick temper, independent, strong-willed, stubborn, fast and firm love, blunt, easy laughter, and so many other things. :)
But one thing about my dad is his faith.
He knows and loves God surely.
Has he struggled with his faith?
Most definitely, particularly as his health began to fail... starting with a hip surgery that went badly in SO many ways.
But did his love for God remain firm?
Did his love for my mom remain sure?
I see my father and I see me in about 30 years... and I hope and pray that my faith is as strong and sure as his is. That God will surely sustain me as he does my dad.
And my mom.... wow.... she sticks to dad like no one's business. Her love for that man is so strong and sure, just as her love is for God. She depends on God every day to see her through... through my dad's struggles with being confined to a chair and a nursing home. She loves her family fiercely.
I can't say that as a child she was an inspiration to me, but once I got past myself as a teenager I saw her more clearly for who she is... an inspiration to love as strongly and fiercely as she does.
And so I learn and grow because of not one, but two heroes in my life.
And that's a good thing.