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Five Minute Friday: REAL (updated!)


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This mama wanting to give up at times, is real.
And daughter’s planning weddings and mama’s ideas clash,
words are spent in the wrong way, and the pain is real.
And two kids being sick and not getting to the bottom of it
and trying a new diet and doctors still not having answers
and trying to guess which way to go is  real.
Feeling overwhelmed, unappreciated, emotional, raw
and sometimes alone, is real.

But when life seems a big mess dumped on one small plate
barely balanced on my head,
and  then a friends 8 year old daughter is discovered this week
to have Acute Myeloid Leukemia
and started chemo the next day —
her life and her mama’s is much more fragile than my stress.
It puts a different, more  real perspective on what really is shattering.

And I am reminded again, life is short.
Some things really don’t matter.
But forgiveness and love does.
His mercies are new every morning
and so should mine be.

And we matter to Him.
That is real.

finish . . .

Please pray for Bree,
who will be spending many months at a time
in the hospital for intensive chemo therapy.

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Joining Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Friday.



Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

7 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: REAL (updated!)

  1. Its so encouraging, in a strange way, to hear that other moms have that feeling of wanting to give up. Encouraging to know I’m not alone. And more encouraging to remember, we DO matter to Him! Thank you 🙂

  2. Perspective…we always need to step back and look from different angle. Oh wedding planning…oh don’t let the details rob of the joy…I had a phrase that I would speak to myself when I wanted to say something,”put a sock in it”…this wedding planning leads to the wedding ceremony…all part of the leaving and cleaving process…hard but so necessary. Blessings and grace as you go…

  3. Thank you for sharing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My father-in-law is going through Chemo now- real
    His chemo reminds me of my father dying from cancer- real
    God is the same yesterday today and forever- real

  4. So true. Oh, and the reminder from your friend and her daughter that life can change dramatically for any of us, suddenly, and all those big things we stressed over look tiny and insignificant. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate and enjoy today. For Real.

  5. first–I’ll be praying for Bree and her family. What a hard journey….

    love your perspective on the word, Loni! (missed you last week)
    will be thinking of you as you turn your daughter’s imaginative day into a real one. so not easy!

    and your perspective lightens mine. Thank you, friend!

    All for Him,

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