Friday, May 10, 2013

Seeking Comfort

Join me over at Lisa Jo Baker's place here...http://lisajobaker.com/ where she challenges us to write for five minutes each Friday on the topic of her choice, and then take another minute to encourage the person who posted before us.  It's fun, you should try it!  Today's topic...comfort.

Comfort is Eight crawling in "the big bed" as dawn begins, backing up to my back and not making a sound.

It comforts both of us when I put my arms around Nine while he cries in frustration because the dog ate the bagel he made for me.  It was supposed to be a grand gesture but now it is gone, he thinks.  But it isn't because for all our squabbling, I know for sure that he still loves me like crazy.  That comforts me.  For that, I would have eaten the bagel, even if it was covered in dog spit.

Comfort is my husband coming home to me, every day, again and again and even when worry creeps into our life, his firm dismissal that I have heard so many times, "It will all work out."  And it does.  There's practical faith in those words.

The hand of Six in mine when we walk, familiar smiles, living faith in the reality of God, sunshine after long months of rain.  Knowing that the people who have loved you your whole life, will go on loving you and yours.  Comfort.

comfortably,
michele


7 comments:

  1. I swear there is no better comfort than a child holding your hand! Beautiful 5-minutes :)

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    1. Thank you for your visit...yeah, funny how their little hands make ME happy. Feels so right. Blessings! MS

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  2. What a beautiful family and a beautiful post! I, too, know the comfort of a little gesture from one of my children,and have a husband who is a great comfort through all my worries.

    Visiting from FMF --

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    1. Can't wait to visit again on FMF!

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  3. hello! Saw your sweet little blog right above my link up! So glad you're linking today too! Love this one. =)

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  4. Beautiful! When you say the numbers...is this how many children you have? If so...YOU ARE AMAZING! If not, YOU ARE STILL AMAZING! You eat bagels with dog spit to comfort....a true mom hero. Love it. I found you at FMF. Blessings!

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    1. Hey godschick, I am not that amazing! The numbers are their current ages...I just have three...but the dog spit thing, a scary moment for sure! Can't wait to read you again on FMF!

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