Friday, August 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday :: New

I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo today at The Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday with the writing Prompt:


You're five - FIVE! And you are starting school this year - Pre-Kindergarten, but still five days a week. You are so eloquent and mature and what happened to the toddler who pranced around in her winter attire and a diaper and only when it was too late  cried, "MAMA! I need my pants!" You don't cry for my help anymore, you help yourself. Even when you shouldn't be helping yourself, you help yourself! We've done things right and we've had a few battles, trying to navigate your will, which I'm pretty sure the books would coin as STRONG. Yet to the outside world, you are quiet and sweet and what a delight when you speak out with eloquence and confidence and with a coloration that makes your voice sound almost musical.

You just turned five and you're starting school and this is different than when Robby started on this course. You were just two and everything was still so new. Yet, this feels so new.

With each chapter, each new experience, I recall what I knew when you came fresh into this world in what only feels like yesterday: I must release you into your Heavenly Father's hands, and though I still do my work, I must daily let you go so that He may do His work in you.  Even when I struggle to trust, "throwing you out there," my ultimate prayer for you is that you be made a new creation in Him.



  1. Beautiful tribute! And, yes, I get that struggling to release and trust. Beautiful, needed encouragement with that, too.

  2. I love that YOU are the one who linked up before me.'s good to make new friends, but sometimes it's even sweeter to visit the old. I love coming to your place.

    And I love that we wrote about similar things this morning. Just a grade different. I love your heart and attitude. Love that we walk this together, even though separated by many miles.

  3. These moments ARE so bittersweet. I can tell your mama heart is to be there and absorbing it all... <3

  4. I join you in praying that my children new as they are will be made into new creations! I love and hate new phases with my children, bitter sweet each one!

  5. Beautiful prayer for your sweet daughter. Many blessings as you start this new chapter. :)

  6. Wow! This has to be so hard and so rewarding! I wish you the best as you start this new school year and new beginning!

    Many Blessings,

  7. What a beautiful gift of words for your daughter. I hope you show her this when she is older. She might be a "strong" personality, but us independent girls had parents who gave us roots and wings, and entrusted our God to carry us through. Blessings as you raise up your family.

  8. Ohhh, what a beautiful, beautiful kind of new, Theresa.

    Loved the pants part and now I must click and see what that is all about.

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

  9. Alexa can't be 5! My Owen is turning 5 in a couple of months also. I remember them both as newborns at MOPS. Alexa on your hip as you ran the meetings and baby Owen sleeping in his car seat.

    Loved seeing sweet Alexa's face today! I will send a prayer to you and your sweet baby girl.

  10. How sweet! I think pre-kindergarten was one of my all-time favorite years.


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