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




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

We had plans today. Plans tomorrow. Plans for Saturday. Plans we were looking forward to. But late this morning, my daughter came to me with the digital thermometer in hand and asked, “Is this a fever?”

And just like that, our plans changed. Like the majority of 2020, what we thought was going to happen did not happen.

I’ve discovered something about myself this year in a way I hadn’t entirely been able to articulate before: I really hate disappointing people. Like, really. I’m sure it has something to do with my Enneagram number, whatever that is . . . but whatever the case, I just really don’t like to disappoint anyone. And today, my kids were disappointed because of the changed plans.

I told my husband, “They were so looking forward to this day, and now it’s not going to happen the way we thought.” He replied, “It’s okay. It’s good for them to learn once in a while that the world doesn’t always give us everything we want.”

It’s true. The world will break its promises, but the Lord will always be faithful and give us what He deems best for our growth and dependence on Him.




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