Five Minute Friday — Grow

Are we ready for some writing?

That’s right, it’s time for Five Minute Friday on, of course, Saturday. Here I gather with other talented writers to share our free-range thoughts on a specific prompt word for five minutes {more or less} at Kate’s Place ( It’s unscripted writing … just let the creative juices flow. The rules – actually there are very few rules – are at Kate’s place. It’s a great place to visit and see where the creative minds go. If you get a chance, be sure to visit. And you’re always welcome to contribute your two cents {that’s five minutes} worth.

The prompt word this week is GROW. The timer is set for five minutes, so let’s GO

As I was driving, I was thinking about today’s {yesterday’s} assignment when I noticed a mama horse with her little one nuzzled next to her. As I passed the next farm – farming is big in upstate New York – there was a cow with her calf … then little sheep snuggled up to their moms and chicks running around with the bigger chickens. On my way back, I noticed the mama horse lying down with her colt nestled safely inside her hoofs.

Then I noticed how fast the grass is growing, including those cute little yellow dots. Ditto for the rose bushes.

And I remembered last weekend when I was at my grandson’s graduation. My, how he has grown from that little bundle I held 21 years ago. Ditto for all my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I couldn’t believe how much Addy grew in just six months!

In a more introspective moment as a screen saver shot of our wedding popped up, I was amazed at how much I changed. It sparked a thought about how much my life has changed, grown, … STOP

… from the days running around the bases on a makeshift field on East 19th Street in Paterson, NJ, to my high school and college years, to my first job which evolved into a career, to my wedding and life as a family guy … How things changed. How everything grew – just as nature plans it.

The same goes for my faith. From rote answers to sometimes deeper theological thought, I have come to appreciate my best Friend better. I’ve even gotten to the point of knowing when I am being dragged by my best Friend and, more important, when I am being carried in His strong arms.

Yes, people, animals and flora grow. That’s part of nature. But I know who created that natural order.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. GiGiMandy says:

    They grow up too fast don’t they? My baby will be 20 this year. Where does the time go?
    Coming from fmf#63


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