Five Minute Friday — Miss

It’s Friday … or Saturday … or Sunday … no Monday. But it is still time for Five Minute Friday.

Under Kate Motaung’s direction at, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the Spirit move you.

It’s really fun to let your mind wander and weave words together into some coherent thought. But it is more fun to see what our Five Minute friends and neighbors have to say. Typically, a simple word … some interesting thoughts

Our word this week is MISS.

The timer is set for five minutes, so let’s GO

Did you miss me?

Yeah, it’s Monday, not even Sunday, not Saturday and certainly not Friday. But I don’t like to miss this exercise.

The delay is because I wouldn’t miss another watershed family moment … my grandson’s graduation from Defiance College {way to go Ryan!}. A combination of driving, a balky laptop, a glitch with the hotel’s Internet, visiting and — well — life just kept delayed writing this post. {although I did write it Sunday morning, but didn’t get a chance to post until now}

But it did give me time to reflect on the word “miss.” Family time — watershed times, milestones — just can’t be wasted. We all have to savor those moments, re-live those memories of when the tyke was born and how he progressed through his relatively short life thus far and, of course, etching new memories in the file banks of our mind. It’s more important than sitting down and writing a post. I mean, I could write this any time — Friday, Saturday, Sunday, whenever. But he graduated just once — at this particular moment in time. The same holds true with all the moments of life.

But I did miss one things, not sharing the moment with Karen. STOP

…She lived for these moments. And this was supposed to be our time to share those memories together.

The message I want to share is simple. Take advantage of these non-missable moments, especially with family.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic.

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. Marlen Hall says:

    Visiting from FMF. Thanks for reminding me to not miss the important moments =)


  2. Christy says:

    Trying to catch up on some reading I’ve missed. Congratulations to your son. I’m sorry you don’t have your precious wife to share these moments with you.


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