When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Older

Today is Five Minute Friday once again, my favorite time of the week!  I am linking up today with The Gypsy Mama to celebrate the prompt....Older.  Hope to see you Here to join us in the link up.  
Let’s write, shall we? Without wondering if it’s right or not.
Take five minutes and remember what it feels like to weave words together for the simple pleasure of how they sound. Without worrying about how they’re edited or perfected.
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Oh my, of all the things to write about, it would be getting older.  I used to say that wrinkled was the one thing I never wanted to be when I grew up, but I have learned to rejoice in the wrinkles.  Each one represents a problem overcome.  Each one is a reminder of a hard time now past.  
I have learned to have joy in this season of my life.  I have watched many of my children grow into adulthood, and have babies of their own.  I have learned to love the smell and weight and feel of something that is so much a part of me, and yet still removed from me. 
I have learned that each season of life has it's own helpings of joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain.  I have learned to grow and breath and find a deep and abiding peace in the love of my Savior and my Heavenly Father.  I have learned that all the hard things really do pass and that I can endure in spite of the pain.  I have learned that love stays in your heart and continues to grow and blossom and bloom among the wrinkles.  I have learned that getting older is really not as bad as I feared it would be.  The blessings outweigh the difficulties, and I am loving this new season of my life.   
I am learning to appreciate the advantages of getting older, of becoming the person that I am meant to be, of drawing closer to heaven and to those things within myself that cry out for the spiritual wonders in my life.  I am learning to embrace the woman that I have been as well as the woman that I have become.


Now it is your turn.  What can you write for just five minutes??


  1. Hi Patty! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. I love your thoughts on the joy that comes with aging. So much to look forward to in the years to come!

  2. Beautiful! I could not have said it better! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I am loving meeting all of you!

  3. I love the last line the most! Learning to love the woman you were as well as the woman you are becoming! What a beautiful right and discipline.

  4. Getting older is something I think about a lot lately--midlife will do that I suppose. I appreciate your thoughts on this. There is so much to ponder and accept and rejoice in.

  5. I thought turning 40 would be devastating. Honestly, it was no big deal. I think 30 was harder! My computer has been on the fritz...I"ve got a lot of catching up to do!

  6. This is exactly what I needed this morning. Turning 40 is really scary for me.... but I need to just relax and have your perspective. Thx!