Friday, January 18, 2013

Five-Minute Friday: Cherished

We arrive home after a busy afternoon

to a sunlight-drenched living room and front hall.

The boys were decorating the front door with hearts

and letters and left a kitchen stool

sitting in the burst of rays filtering through the glass.

Unexpected to my oldest, I walk over to the stool,

sit down and exhale into the our space,

soaking up every bit of warmth through the window.

He looks up at me through the brown hair sweeping over his eyes,

smiles a half smile

and asks what I'm doing.

I say ...


He scoots closer on the floor

and I hear him exhale, too,

deep into the lateness of the afternoon.

We breathe together.

And I know another little piece of what the writer meant

when he said that Mary treasured up these things in her heart.

Five Minute Friday


  1. What a sweet post! Stopping by from FMF.

  2. Doesn't that notion, that phrase just capture it! LOVE this!

  3. Beautiful. What a lovely reminder to breathe in each moment. :)

  4. How beautiful!
    I'm a new subscriber:)
    Have a blessed day...


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