Well here we are, more than halfway through August already! I don’t know about where you are, but for us, the new school year starts on Monday!

As we shift to yet another new season and school year, I’m thankful that this one little habit in my life remains constant: coming here every Friday to write and link-up our words with each other.

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: MOMENT




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

If you read my last FMF post, you’ll know that we dropped our daughter off at college for the first time last week, and this week I’m still not over it. 😉 Granted, I’m feeling slightly more emotionally stable now than I was seven days ago, but there is definitely still a void in my house and my heart.

I’ve been thinking about how time seemed to pass in slow motion that last week she was home, or perhaps I was the one who slowed down to notice it. Some weeks and even whole seasons just zip past with a blink, but this time I opened my eyes and tried to remember. Tried to savor what was left.

As I think on the events that led up to the moment she walked away, my mind is also cast back to a spontaneous road trip we took about a year ago — a whirlwind mother-daughter getaway from Michigan to New York City and back in four days. As we climbed the stairs from the underground subway and into the city, I walked a few steps behind my girl to capture the moment. The moment she breathed in the city for the first time.

It’s funny to me that that moment would come back to me now, and yet it makes sense. She was stepping into a whole new world, a world of noises and smells and sounds and so many people from so many places. A world of possibility.

And that’s exactly what happened last week. With God’s grace going ahead and behind, she walked away from my minivan and into a beautiful world that is wide open before her.






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