Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Minute Friday: I Feel Most Loved When...

This will be my second blog hop. I think doing these is so much fun. First, it gives me something to write about if I have no topic for the day and second it introduces me to some wonderful women I would never have had the chance to "meet." I have been encouraged by the writings of others and am so blessed to "meet" women who have such a strong faith.


This post was prompted by The Gypsy Mama.

It’s Friday. If you’ve got five minutes, I’m all ears.
Here’s how the game works: you simply stop, drop and write for five minutes flat! Set your words free. Don’t edit them, don’t fret over them, don’t try to make them perfect.
GO:

My answer to this question is much different today, than it was a few months ago. I would have said simple things like "I feel most loved when..."
  • my husband rubs me feet
  • someone does the dishes, and I don't have to
  • I get to have 10 minutes of me time, while my husband gives Maddie a bath
Those were innocent days when I was naive and did not have much pain in my life. Those things above still make me feel loved, but there are others now. I feel loved when
  • my husband gives me a hug because he knows I have had a rough day
  • a friend calls me on the phone and simply asks how I am doing and means it and will listen.
  • my sister tells me how she is dealing with the her grief.
  • someone does something in memory of Emily. (I will share later the wonderful things people have done in her memory)
  • Maddie climbs on my lap and gives me a hug and kiss without any prompting.
Well, my five minutes are up and there is so much more I could say. But I will stop here and pick up on my next post.

One last thing...I feel loved when you, my readers, take the time to read what I have written and leave a comment letting me know how a post touched you, made you think, or just to say "hey I read your blog today and I am thinking and praying for you."

Now it is your turn...if you dare...

5 comments:

AC said...

this is so honest. I'm sorry for your loss. Pain and loss always deepen our ideas of love. My prayers are with your family.

Jenny said...

I love it when my children spontanously show their love by sweet kisses.

The Farmer Files said...

Visiting via 5 Minute Fridays. I am so sorry for your loss, but I appreciate your transparency. I am glad, though, that you have supporters now.

Mary said...

Beautiful and heartwrenching at the same time...thank you for sharing.

Kristi Ahrens said...

Thank you for sharing your heart Rachel. I read your blog every few days, and I think of you even more often..

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