Friday, April 15, 2011

Five Minute Friday ~ On Distance

So somehow, once again, it is Friday. That wonderful day of writing-without-editing for 5 minutes, thanks to a prompt by The Gypsy Mama
Today's prompt is about distance... Here we go, starting with a quote from Barbara Kinsolver:

"The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof." Barbara Kingsolver (Animal Dreams)


Dearest little miracle of mine, lying just under my heart... Do you know how very much you are loved? Can you possible understand how much you are wanted? Cherished? Desired?

To be a mere a 6 weeks old, there is no way that you can possibly understand, and yet I want you to know that more than anything, your daddy and I are completely in love with you. YOU! This tiny, unseen (but for a tiny flickering on a fuzzy black and white screen) human created and infused with a soul all your own. Your life is GIFT. You are ours.

The distance, time, and space before your birth into our crazy world seems. like. forever. Oh, I know that you need time to grow, to sleep, to dream. (So just know that when you do come, your brothers, daddy, and myself will have a hard time putting you down.)

How we have waited for you! Waited. Cried. Hoped. Prayed. Screamed. (And then once your presence was known, we did the same, except with complete and utter joy.)

Just know, dear one, that we are waiting for you, waiting in JOYFUL HOPE for you, and cannot wait to bridge the distance to meet you face to face....



  1. Such a sweet post! Congrats on that new blessing!

  2. How beautiful, Mary Jo! You describe your pregnancy with such tenderness it is heart-warming. Blessings on your wait.

  3. Amazingly beautiful post! You are such an inspiration to so many! :-) Again, so happy for you all! Prayers & God bless! xo

  4. Joyful hope. What a way to close the distance!


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