Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Minute Friday {SEE}

Today's prompt from Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday is the word "See."  Remember, the goal is to write for five minutes, unedited.  Just let it flow and then hit "publish" without fear :)

So here I go:

see, SEE, eye, eyes open, God, Jesus, boys

He sits next to me at the kitchen table, a boat and race car made of Legos and sound effects coming from his beautiful lips.  It seems one of the creations just won a trophy, which my son just happens to also pull out of the Lego box.

He is a big boy.  Big for his age.  But he is still a little boy at heart.

I guess he is a late bloomer in some ways.  Reading is a long, slow, sometimes painful progress.  But there is progress and lately there has been a jump!  But when it comes to things of the heart, things that make him like Jesus, he is well-ahead of his years.

My little prayer warrior, my sweet boy who loves to worship.  Yes, these things make my heart sing.  My son who is unusually aware of the battle that rages in the air around us, somehow he knows how to pray powerful, effective prayers.  My heart rejoices.  God sees you, sweet boy, and he has beautiful plans for you.

Here comes my oldest now.  My one who has taken that leap of maturity that comes with adolescence, who can still annoy the snot out of his siblings just for the fun of it yet his sweet demeanor, his calm willingness to just be with mom, in fact seeking out time with me just to talk and share...this is my dream.  This is the fruit of battling for many years for his heart as attack after attack waged on this child.  The battle is not over, this I know.  I will be fighting hard for all five of them...I assume for the rest of my life.  But the fruits are ripening on our family tree and Jesus is near.

Yes, I see, Lord, you are near.

So thank you for letting me see this morning.  Thank you for the three girls still snoozing upstairs.  I'm going to awaken them now so I can see their sweet sleepy smiles and soak in their warm early morning hugs.  And I'm going to make breakfast.  :)



  1. Thank you for the encouragement. Your post is a simple reminder that God can bless us in the smallest ways and that to sometimes see them, we must stop and listen and watch without allowing everyday distractions to get in the way. I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

  2. Precious gifts surrounding you there. Beautiful thoughts on seeing, Jeanine. Raising kids is not for the weak, that's for sure. May God bless you as you train them up.

    Joining you from FMF, where we are neighbors.

    1. I love a good neighbor :) Thank you for visiting and for your sweet words!

  3. It's so wonderful to see our kids ripen and mature and make good choices! God is good, and he sees our sweat and tears and he's always waiting for us to look to him! Cheering you on from the FMF sidelines :)

  4. Loved to read your text. It reminded me past years when my now grown-ups where young and I was in the middle of all what you wrote. I have tears in my eyes and I want to tell you that all that effort is for good. They still seek out time to spend with me just to share and talk. Be blessed. And go back to read what you wrote today when you hit a different day. :)

    1. Your words blessed my heart. Thank you!


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