Thursday, June 20, 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ RYHTHM

The call came early in the morning.  A little boy's sleepy head was still laying on my pillow. Snuggles left over from a scary dream.

The call came from my neighbor.

"Did you know your tree is on our deck?"

No. I. did. not.

I go look at the damage and wish that wind would not have come.  And after further calls, we find that insurance will not pay.  So, my husband does what he does best.  He tackles it himself.

Well, not himself. My in-laws come to help. My Daddy shows up.  Even my brother stops by to cut, haul, and clean up our mess.  This is the rhythm of family.

When my children grow up, I want them to be willing to haul wood for their siblings.  Not because they have to, but because that is just what family does.

Now, they are Popsicle slurping friends who love to jump on the trampoline together, but one day even when the Popsicles are all gone...because that day will come, I pray they will help each other out, for we each are one beautiful mess.

Enjoy your moments today, Friend!

I am linking up today with Five Minute Friday.  Hop on over to
 Lisa Jo's blog to get the whole story and check out some amazing writers who write for five minutes -  no editing, no over thinking, no kidding -  just sweet writing.  You will be blessed!


Lizzy said...

Love the ideas here! Great writing :)

Angie said...

Thanks Lizzy! We are blessed to have family live close by. Happy Friday!

Mel said...

Beautiful post! What a blessing it is to have family so willing to be there like that...thank you for sharing! :) Have a great weekend!

Becky @ said...

Blessings to you for seeing the gift of family helping finding through the trees...or maybe just past one fallen tree. :)
Thanks for sharing!

Simply Beth said...

Yes...this is the beautiful ryhthm of family. I'm blessed to come from a large family and all living near by. This made me think of this past Mother's Day and how all of us showed up at my parents house to plant flowers for my mom. That is just what family does! (((hugs)))

Eva @ Snappee Turtle said...

First, I hope the cost of the damage was minimal and thankful that big tree didn't fall on their house! Must've been some scary winds! This is beautiful story though. I love when your extended (church) family steps up like this, too!!

Amanda said...

We have the same rhythm of family! My parents live nearby and are always willing and ready to help - and of course we reciprocate!

The Calm of His Presence said...

Yes, that is what family is all about. My prayer is that my kids will find that rhythm too. Stopping by from FMF. ~Mary

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