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Friday, July 8, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Grateful

From the Gypsy Mama:

Want to take five minutes with me and just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Here’s how we do it:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my right side bar}
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:



Okay, so today I get it right.. the topic 'Grateful'.. really quite appropriate for me today.

I'm SO grateful to God today.. today my baby girl graduated from Montessori school. As I sat there I recalled with a huge sense of  Dejavu, my other 3 daughters who each passed through this school and were taught by this excellent woman, Christine. She put her heart and soul into teaching my girls and all the other students who've passed through her doors. Sixteen years ago my eldest graduated, same school room, same benches, two years onward my second born graduated and then my third, last child for ten years. I could see what they each wore, how they looked.. it all flashed back through my mind and I sat there thinking "Lord, how blessed I am to have these four wonderful daughters. How blessed my years have been.. these past 20 years of motherhood"

Needless to say I got all teary eyed and couldn't even speak for a while. Later on, I was even more grateful because the Lord is working in a miraculous way in each daughter's life. My second born is going to attend the Catholic World Youth Day in Spain! Woohoo! Such a great opportunity.. she is so blessed. Most importantly, she recognises how blessed she is. She knows what a one in a million chance this was to have the opportunity after a last-minute cancellation.. all she has to pay for is her ticket and visa application.

GRATITUDE...Thank you Lord for all your blessings.. its been an amazing week, even if its been crazy, hectic and sometimes difficult.


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. God bless you all!


Beth said...


Jumped over from Lisa Jo's, Praise God for life-giving teachers like Christine and so happy to hear of this opportunity your daughter will have!

Blessings, Beth

Jessica said...

what a sweet post.

what a blessing to have four daughters and what a bittersweet moment I'm sure to see the last move on from that montessori school.

thank you for your kind words on my blog. Yes, the Lord has provided for us in amazing ways. My husband lost his job in february and now he is starting his own business so we are being reminded how the Lord is our provider, always has been but we see it moreso now. Thank you for your encouragement.

Shanda said...

Daughters truly are a blessing as well as those, like Christina, who invest in our children's lives.

Kristin Bridgman said...

What wonderful news about your daughter! I would like to hear about that later. How fun it must be to have 4 daughters. . .all that giggling and feminine stuff going on...I had boys...also a blessing, but. . .dirt and frogs and puppy dog tails, ya know? ;)

Jen said...

Amazing! What a fun time, filled with memories and nostalgia. May more blessings come, too!

Lisa Maria said...

Oh thank you for the blessing of your kind words my friends..

Beth, stopped by your blog..your little grand is so beautiful!

Jessica, I will continue to pray for your situation.. I know God is in charge of yours as well as mine.

Shanda and Jen, thank you I truly feel blessed.

Yeah I know Kristin.. but my girls aren't girly girls if you know what I mean. This last one is the only one who screams at the sight of bugs etc., but the others.. they dug in the dirt, picked up bugs and climbed up trees .. just like their momma :P

"Ima" said...

So fun to read. How fun that all 4 girls graduated from the little school-I bet that was filled with great memories. And how wonderful for your other daughter getting to go Youth Day in Spain-definitely looking forward to a post about her time there. I do believe that 5 minute Friday fits you well :) Still trying to do mine-even though it is clearly not Friday.