Five Minute Friday — Cherish

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word. The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So, the timer is set for five. The word for the week this week is CHERISH … so here goes. {clock starts now}

Cherish is the word I use to describe
All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I had told you
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I could hold you
You don’t know how many times I’ve wished that I could
Mold you into someone who could
Cherish me as much as I cherish you

And I do cherish you
And I do cherish you

Cherish is the word

It was 1966. There was a singing group called The Association and they came out with the song Cherish. It immediately became a favorite of mine …

I wasn’t dating my wife to be at the time since she was my best friend’s girlfriend, but I sure was smitten. Those haunting words pierced my heart as I watched her struggle with what I knew was to become a break up. I didn’t just want to love her … I wanted to cherish her and I tried to tell her that many, many times.

As things turned out, we eventually did get together and put in 40 years of marriage, of love, of commitment. I did cherish her and she cherished me.

Even in the four plus years since she died, I still cherish the time we had together … and wish we had more.


Wow, how was that for timing?

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Sometimes you have to put your own dreams on hold temporarily so you can help release a dream in somebody else.

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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Cherish

  1. Patty Mejia Burke says:

    Beautiful post, thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you. Cherish is such a complementary word to love. God bless you and your husband on your journey. Been there, done that and it’s not a lot of fun … but the big C brought us even closer together.

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