Five Minute Friday — What Mama Did

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.

I have to admit, this was a tough one for me. The prompt this week was WHAT MAMA DID. What made it difficult was I lived with her for 21 years but lived apart from her for close to 40.

But, anyway, here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

They say a son is a son until he takes a wife, That’s what Mama — or in my case just Mom — did. She prepared me to take a wife … not only take a wife but keep her close for 40 years.

Mom wasn’t “special” but she was there for me growing up. That’s what she did best … be there through thick and thin, although she wasn’t afraid to let me know when I went astray in my thinking or actions.

She provided a comfortable suburban home and showered both myself, an only child, and my Dad with love despite having more than her share of physical problems. She was a stay at home mom, so I knew she was always there, although I probably didn’t appreciate it or show it at the time. She was …


along with Dad, the silent inspiration of what a marriage should be.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  Don’t apologize for God’s goodness. Don’t downplay what God has done in your life.

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I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — What Mama Did

  1. Thanks for sharing about your mom! Having a mom that was always there for you is a huge blessing. And that’s even cooler that she modeled a good marriage and taught you to be a good husband. Good stuff!


  2. Nicolle says:

    Not only were you an amazing husband to mom you are an amazing father to us kids, and an amazing grandfather to all the grandkids! You and mom will always be my heros and role models! I love you daddy!


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