Now remember, the idea behind Five Minute Friday is to just write . . . quickly and without edits. Just get something down on paper and see what happens. So that's what I've done. It's always fascinating to me to see what comes out.
Anyway, here's my Five Minute Friday on Five Years Ago.
Five years ago my girls were in 2nd, 6th, and 8th grade. We were looking forward to high school and trying to survive the middle school years. College plans and dreams seemed a long way off.
Five years ago we lived in the cocoon of sameness. Our house had recently been remodeled, and we were trying to figure out who would occupy which room. We felt (and still do!) incredibly blessed.
Five years ago we met Matt “randomly” in the church lobby, and he moved in with us for a few months. The girls got their first taste of living with a big brother. Awesome to share what God had given us with someone who needed a place to stay, but more awesome to gain a “son” and a friend for life.
Five years ago seems like forever ago, and yet it seems like the blink of an eye. Second grade has turned into seventh grade with contacts and braces and not-yet-makeup. Sixth grade has turned into eleventh with college searches and ACT tests and almost-senior-year. Eighth grade has turned into college with new friends and interesting classes and dreams of the future.
Five years ago, my life was just fine with three little girls under one roof. My heart did not know how much it could hold, nor how it could miss someone so much.
So tell me, where were YOU five years ago??
Also, don't forget to come back again later for Fabulous Friday Food. You're gonna like this one!!