Hello! Welcome to this week’s edition of the Five Minute Friday writing prompt link-up!
Here in Michigan, the season has definitely transitioned into summer and it’s been *so* refreshing to have the windows open in our house and to be able to wear short sleeves and flip flops again. I hope you’ve enjoyed some nice weather lately, too!
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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: BORN
Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . .
This past week, three of my friends each gave birth to their first babies. As I listened to the details of their experiences and gazed at photos of their beautiful newborn children, I couldn’t help but think back to this week in 2007.
Thirteen years ago this week, my mom arrived in Cape Town from Michigan, less than 24 hours before I was scheduled to deliver my youngest child via C-section.
Early the next morning, a friend came over to watch our 22-month-old daughter while my husband drove my mom and me to the hospital. As soon as the hospital door opened and the attendant asked how he could help us, I announced, “I’m here to have a baby.” I was promptly offered a wheelchair, wheeled up to the maternity ward, and prepped for surgery.
By 9:05am, we had a healthy baby boy.
Today he is a teenager, and we praise God for the gift of his life, for sustaining each one of us during these past thirteen years, and most of all for the gift of faith He has given our son. His mercies are everlasting.
If you’d like to read more about our family’s experience in South Africa,
feel free to grab a copy of my memoir,
A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging
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They found him back in ninety-five,
fifty years and more
since when he’d last been seen alive
but that, my friends, is war.
They found him outside Oosterbeek,
just west of Arnhem town,
in the bank of a fair creek
where death had laid him down.
They found in his bones DNA
that may be quite the same
as some who are alive today,
that we may learn his name.
They found him with his boots and gun,
what’s left of dreams, some mother’s son.
Aww! Happy birthday to your son!
Congratulations…a mom of three teens! Fun!!:) And happiest wishes to your son!
Born: I am a Born Again Christian. I am living my life for Christ in my home as a wife,Christian Homemaket, and as a mom to my two adult sons. I am a Born Again Christian who is in my Jouney Sunday School class, at Ladies Bible Study. As a Born Again Christian I serve Him as a Certified Nurse Aids several years ago for a Home health Company taking care of young and older adults with disabilities. I also was the hands and feet of Jesus sharing my God with them. Now today I am serving Jesus through my writing Ministry and sharing it with others to read,through letters,Cards, note cards and many more ways.I also feel God wants me me to start , Tara Encourager Ministry, Tara Tea and Tea cup Porch Ministry from my own front porch from my home every morning to share through Facebook to share with other Women, that He has lasted on my heart, to share his word to other to let them know the Lord and tell them about the Lord. I know it is really God leading me to start in 2020