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.

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...


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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