Today is Five minute Friday, this is the day when a group of us get together over at Kate's Place and share our own stories in just five short minutes. The rules are easy: Write in five minutes flat without caring about whether it is just right or not. Go over to Heading Home and link up your post. And visit the person who linked up before you to share a comment about their writing. See, easy.
This is also the last day of a month of five minutes a day writing. I made it all the way through, although I wasn't sure that I would. I hope you enjoy reading my writings on my month of Becoming Like Him.
The prompt today is:
Oh how I hate leaving. I like things to stay the same. I am the person who never moves the furniture from one side of the room to another. I am the person who likes things to not change. I love going to visit, but hate when it is time to leave. Especially when it is visiting my grown children.
It seems to me that there is one constant in my life, and that is leaving. I have beautiful children. I wanted them to live next door and be close to me for the rest of their lives. I wanted to own an entire block where everyone has their own house and the grandchildren could come to my house whenever they wanted.
Of course, that is not the way it has worked out. No one lives that close, and the grandkids don't get to come that often. That makes leaving for me, very difficult, because I don't know when they will be coming again.
One thing that I have learned on my own journey, is that everyone will leave. They might not mean to, the might not go very far. But they will leave. However there is one person who never leaves us. That person is always there, even when we feel alone and lonely. That person is our Heavenly Father. He knows us, He loves us, He is with us.
We are never alone and we can never do something that He doesn't see. And that is okay with me, because He loves us in spite of our worst selves. He loves us even in our sins. His mercy and His grace are enough for us. He has paid the price for each one of us to return to Him.
So, in my heart of hearts, I know that I am not alone. I know that I am His daughter. I know that He makes me enough, and I know that He will never, ever leave.
Now, what can you write in five minutes? Don't forget to link up with the rest of us over at Heading Home and share those thoughts.