Five Minute Friday

So I’ve decided to join in a cool little event over at Lisa Jo Baker’s blog. I figured it would be fun! Plus it’ll keep my writing sharper than simply writing manuals everyday.

Alright, the prompt: “Imagine…” Hopefully I’m doing this right. If any readers want to join, here’s the link and some instructions:

Five Minute Friday

Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Be generous and leave an encouraging comment for the person who linked up before you. That’s the best part about this community.


She never was one to go baby-crazy. After the fiasco known as “siblings”, she was pretty skeptical about babies. They cry, they wriggle, they poop and it feels warm and slightly terrifying on their holder’s lap. They get up too early, they sneak out of bed, they want to watch the movie big sis is watching, they want to play in her room. They want to play with her the minute she gets home from school, they want to slap her when she’s being grumpy. They sit on her during Blue’s Clues and bounce on her when she sleeps in too late.

She was the built-in babysitter, at least seven years older than all her siblings. She’s had her fair share of babies.

But now that she’s married, she gets an urge to just imagine.

Imagine what the feeling of being pregnant feels like. What’s feeling of wriggling limbs in her belly? Would it hurt? Would she puke? Would she feel hot all the time?

And then come the bigger imagines… would she be depressed after birth? Would she still have time to cook? Would she be able to work off the baby fat? Will she be able to love her husband as much as before? Could she possibly love him more? Will homeschooling be hard? Will she lose her head?

Will she honor God in everything?

And that’s when she imagines God reading her imagining mind and placing his hand on her inquisitive head and simply saying, “Hush.”


Whew. That’s it! Join in the fun, if you like!


3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday

  1. You are my sweet neighbor on the link-up at Lisa Jo Baker’s page today. I really enjoy her Five Minute Friday posts and those that link in. It does keep your writing fresh! I love your post because as a mom of two boys I can answer “yes” to about all the questions you imagined. Each story is so different. Rejoice in your present days. God will show you and your sweet husband the way through all the future ones too!

  2. How important it is to remember that hush that fills in the worries that imagining can lead to. We are called to follow, once the path is infront of us, there is no real fear for He is walking with us.

    Great five minute post!


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