Five Minute Friday — Hold

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday.

This week’s prompt is HOLD. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now}

This is about a week premature. Next weekend, I’m planning to head out to Massachusetts to hold my newest granddaughter.

I love holding babies. I don’t know what to do with them when I’m holding them, but I do love it. At that newborn stage, they just contently lay there {most of the time} and I can’t help but marvel at God’s work. And I think back to holding my children at this age … and my other grandchildren … and my great-grandchildren. It just never gets old.

Some time in the ancient past, someone held me as an infant. I know not who, but I like to think it was one of my grandparents or aunts or uncles who first whispered the words to me I whisper to my children, grandchildren and great-children. “Lord, hold him/her in Your hands and bless them. They are Your masterpieces.”

And, … STOP

… I am constantly reminded how blessed I am!

Well, that’s what popped into this mind this week.

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. 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. Guess what? Hundreds of talented writers join in each week, She has since turned over the monitoring reins to Kate Motaung (http://katemotaung.com/2014/09/18/five-minute-friday-hold/). Check it out.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Take refuge in God and you will be able to handle anything life throws your way.

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About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Enjoy these times. Congratulations!!

  2. Hi, I’m visiting from 5MF. I love how you said that you don’t know what to do with holding newborns, but you love it. I sometimes feel the same way! lol

    http://5heartsonefamily.blogspot.com/

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