Saturday, August 3, 2013

Five Minute Fridays: Story

I am late writing for Friday's prompt again but decided to join in anyway.

Five Minute Fridays is hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker, encouraging bloggers to write on a prompt unedited for five minutes.  This weeks prompt is Story.


There is something special that happens when a friendship reaches the point of sharing the deeper stories.  When your conversations are more than just what you did last week, how your family is doing, and what's going on in the near future.  When you are comfortable enough with someone to share those stories that shape you. 

Sometimes it takes a long time to reach that point with someone.  But other times situation and personalities click such that it happens quite quickly.  Nearly fifteen years ago, I sat in an ice cream shop with a young man when such a "click" happened.  We had spent a long weekend serving others together a few weeks prior but really hadn't known each other long.  We ended up sharing stories and our hearts for over two hours without ever getting around to ordering ice cream (and we both LOVE ice cream).    Afterwards he asked for my number and wrote it on the back of my senior picture and put it in his wallet (that's how it worked before cell phones).  Long story short, this winter will be 12th wedding anniversary (and the 15th anniversary of our first date a few days after that ice cream shop conversation).

I consider myself immensely blessed that God choose to interweave our two stories, that from the beginning serving together has been part of our story, and that 15 years ago we were brave enough to share our heart stories with each other.  While we don't know all God has in store for our family's story or how it fits into God's larger story, we find comfort in the fact that God's big redemptive story has a known and triumphant ending.

In embracing my story and our family story, following the lead of the Story Writer, I can walk forward into the unknown tomorrow.


Five Minute Friday


  1. So true!! The friendships that you can share deeply, not just the surface stuff are such gifts! Thank you for this perspective. Stopping by from Lisa-Jo Baker. :)

  2. What a beautiful love story! Visiting you from the 5MF!

  3. Love! Isn't it crazy how quickly 15 years goes! Here's hoping for many more for you two!

  4. I love a good love story! Congratulations on 12 years and may God bless you with many more!

  5. Awwww! You and Jason had a great start start to your love story and continue to do marriage well. Fun to read!


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