Friday, September 16, 2016

Five Minute Friday Fun: Listen

Hi friend!

What day is it?
It's Friday!

And what does that mean?
It's time to party and have us some 5 Minute Friday fun! 

The party is at Kate's place in blog land. It's a linky party / blogger flash mob / free writing exercise. Whatever you want to call it, I say it's just plain fun - blog land style.

Everyone spends five minutes writing on the same topic. The truly fun part is that you write with freedom. There's no emphasis on grammar or spelling. Punctuation is also worry free {yay! 'cause I love me a bunch of commas when I write}. Pretty much the only "rule" is that you visit the blog of the person who linked up before you and leave some encouragement. 

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and GO!


How does she do it?
How does she hear when I don't say the words?
How does she just know that there's something "up with me" as she puts it?

I guess it must be because she knows me in a way no other person on this earth does. Our hearts beat together for 9 months or so {not sure when a baby's heart starts to beat and hey I only have five minutes to write this out so no time to look it up} before I even came into this world.

Moms have a way of "hearing" their children even when there are no words said.

And that's the thing that is so amazing to me - she somehow just seems to know.

I've come to the conclusion that it must be because she doesn't just listen with her ears.

She listens with her heart.

And she knows....
... when I'm stressed
... when I'm sad
... when I've had a great day
... when I'm thoughtful or pensive
... when I'm content.

And when I'm finally ready to share? That's when she listens with her ears.

Then it's my turn to listen.

And she speaks....
... hope and love 
... of faith in the great and good God we both love
... encouragement and wisdom
... joy and more love.

And today I'm thankful for a mom who not only listens with her ears, but also her heart.

and STOP!

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Love ya, 


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