FMF: Ready

>> Thursday, September 11, 2014

5 Minute Friday is "sort of a writing flashmob" hosted weekly by blogger Kate Motaung.  Each week she selects a subject and your job is to write about it for 5 minutes and link to her post.  Whatever comes to mind, even if you aren't sure what the subject is about, don't know anything about it, or haven't ever really thought about it.  Just write.  For 5 minutes.  Doesn't that sound fun??

And there's only one rule:  After you've linked your post, you MUST visit the person who linked up before you and leave a comment on their post.  (Of course, you  may visit any or all of the others, too!)

Okay, ready?  Today's topic is:

Ready, set... GO!

Haha, "ready!" Are we ever really ready for anything?  Do we even know what that means??  It never seems to matter how much you prepare for something, when it actually happens (if it does), there were always things you didn't anticipate, didn't expect, had no clue were coming.

And yet, despite not knowing everything there is to know, we can feel very ready for some things.  Like for a new outlook on life, a new stage of development in our children, new shoes.  Oh wait, I didn't just feel ready for those... I KNOW I was ready!  :)

But it's comforting to know that regardless of what preparations I make physically, emotionally, and mentally for anything that may or may not be expected in my future, or how well I anticipated what I needed to do in preparation, in one sense I am always ready, always equipped.  Because no matter what comes my way, I know the God who has everything under His control.  Everything.  And nothing comes as a surprise to Him or catches Him off guard.

With Him firmly holding my hand, I can't possibly be more ready.  For anything.


Wanna join in?  Click the link at the top of the post to visit our hostess and other bloggers linking up for this 5-minute writing frenzy!


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>> Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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Ends and Beginnings

>> Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This is it... the last day of summer holidays. Tomorrow the girls go back to school.

I know time flies.  I know summers always go the fastest. Statistically, it makes sense.  The two months of summer make up an increasingly SMALLER percentage of our lives with each passing year. 

In any case, here it is: the end of summer.

I'm sad that this is a summer I feel like we're all kind of happy to put behind us.  It just didn't work out the way we wanted it to and it was tough to have a positive, proactive attitude about it.  All those good intentions I started out with never became reality.

But it's also the beginning of a new school year.

The girls are excited; they're both starting new schools. And they're starting at SEPARATE schools for the first time ever. Both have good friends who are making the switch with them, so that will provide some security amid the sea of new faces and spaces, but they're still anxious. I am a little, too.

Their return to school would normally be the return of a predictable routine for me, too, but next week I'm beginning a part-time/casual job at the same firm where I've helped out during tax time the last three years, and so my hours will vary from week to week.

And with both beginnings comes the worrying about whether or not we're making the right decisions.

Beginnings and ends.  I'm trying hard to see this season as an exciting beginning rather than a sad ending.

But so far, I'm having limited success.

Back-to-School Joke 


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