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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: COMPLETE




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This weekend marks seven years since my mom passed away. Seven years. Can it really be that long?

It’s also the first anniversary of her death since my book released — the memoir about me living overseas while my mom endured cancer for years before the Lord called her home.

This year was also the first Mother’s Day I experienced after the release of my book. And I noticed a significant difference in my processing and response on that usually emotional day. As if knowing that the story has been captured and recorded for the sake of posterity brought a sort of comfort.

A Place to Land

A kind of completion.

Now I can rest easier, knowing I don’t risk forgetting — because even when I do, I can always go back and read what I wrote.

What I wrote about what happened this week seven years ago.

Seven, sometimes known as the number of completion.

And while I know my grief will never be complete until I see Jesus face to face, there is certainly a comfort and peace about having those memories documented. They’re in print, and no longer at the mercy of my feeble and fading mind.

Sometimes, this is why we write.



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