Five Minute Friday: Place

While unpacking the boxes in our new house, I discovered a bag of leftover orange and red paper straws from our wedding nearly three years ago.  There’s something whimsical and carefree about drinking through a straw at home (it’s rather expected at a restaurant, even if you order water).   Before we were married, I had a beautiful life in Colorado.  I sincerely loved my life as a single, and filled up my time with hikes, snowboarding, dinners with friends, making wedding cakes and cupcakes, greeting at church, and working at Children’s Hospital.  When I met my now husband, I was almost irritated at my single life being interrupted.  I didn’t want to love him and follow him out to Connecticut.  But I did, head first.  And my life is immeasurably full in totally different ways.  To be sitting at my kitchen island writing while my 14-month-old daughter sleeps and my husband works at the hospital would have sounded like someone else’s life even just five years ago.  Right here, in this place, is exactly where I am meant to be.

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About miccahmarie

I got my first Diary when I was 10. I couldn't wait to write in it at night to divulge all of the details of my day onto paper with my turquoise pen. I now find that writing has become therapeutic for me. I need time to think and sort out what is going on inside and often when I'm most emotionally heightened is when I write most creatively. My years of journaling are a compilation of written out prayers as well as lamenting poems. Now as a wife and mother, my perspectives have changed, as I reflect on who I was and who God is making me to be.
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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Place

  1. Love this! I love how you point out that you loved your Single life –and yet, right now you are loving your married with children life! I think so often we can fall prey to focus on either the past or the future and forget to be Present in the place He has us in the here and now! Great post!

    • miccahmarie says:

      Hi Karrilee, thank you so much for your encouragement! Being content is such an illusive state of being, but I’ve learned that by being thankful to the Lord and giving Him each day absolutely helps.

  2. When you’re still single it seems like the worst life possible, to be home all the time and rarely getting to see your friends. You can’t explain it to people, they can only experience it for themselves. And what’s more, it’s only a season. The kids will be gone at some point and we’ll have all the free time in the world, with the added value of knowing we have children out in the world making their own experiences.

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