Today is Friday! Join us for our weekly Five Minute Friday link-up, where a group of writers and bloggers write for five minutes flat on a one word prompt, then link up our writing, read each other’s work, and leave encouraging comments. For the whole month of October, we are writing every day for five minutes on a new word. The hyperlink below, Day 13, takes you to the first post I wrote for the month, and there contains links to each day’s post, and a pdf of the word prompts.
We all need face to face fellowship. Authentic interaction with others. Part of me knows I’ve only just moved to Charlotte not quite three months ago, but I feel it. My 16 month old girl, Noelle, needs to see other faces besides mine and my husband’s. She squealed with delight when our neighbor came over a few days ago with her three year old. After spending a few hours together and running around the house, and with some minor trips and bumps thrown in, my girl slept like a champ after our neighbors went home. The three year old, Gigi, wasn’t used to being around a crawler, so she would stomp across the floor while Noelle scrambled on all fours to keep up. Gigi got her foot in Noelle’s path and kicked Noelle’s hand away, causing Noelle to bump her chin on the floor. Twice. It almost broke my heart to see my baby crying because of the pain the other girl inadvertently caused her. But after about 45 seconds of crying, she wanted back down so she could continue playing with and chasing her friend. All was forgiven, and all was forgotten. Relationships sometimes hurt, but we need them. I need to put myself out there and invite them in.