The truth about the pink plus sign

Ruthie Gray Uncategorized 8 Comments

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It’s time for Five Minute Friday over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:  gift.

I had just decided no more kids.  Working, stressed, and three kids begging for attention.

Upset.  Angry.  Ungrateful for

The gift.

Swollen.  Everywhere – hands, feet, BELLY. 

Tired.  Angry.  Ungrateful for

The gift.

She arrived, all in pink.

Days and nights mixed up.  No sleep.  So…tired.

Velcro child.  Clinging between my legs while I cooked dinner and took care of three others.

So tired.  Beginning to be grateful for

The gift.

A little organizer.  Lining up shoes, cleaning her room without being asked.  OCD.

This child, so different.  I became thankful for

The gift.

She just turned 19.  So organized.  Knows her mind.  Serves the Lord.  Loves others.  Knows where she’s going in life.  My helper.

So thankful for

The gift.

Comments 8

  1. Oh friend… been there, done that! I remember crying and crying when I found out I was pregnant AGAIN. Yet God knew what He was doing and He gives the most perfect gifts! I am so thankful for each one of them and who they are becoming in Him! Thank you for sharing these words! They are beautiful! (Your neighbor at FMF) Happy Friday to you!

  2. Oh good, there's someone else out there who can relate! I hesitated sharing, but I write best when it's from my heart. Thank God He doesn't give up on us! And yes, it is so wonderful to watch them grow and blossom! Thank you for such a sweet comment. Welcome to the Kozi Kitchen!

  3. I love it!!

    Oh – how I can relate to this. All of it. Except that my gift, my baby, is only turning four (going on 14!;))… at the end of this summer.

    I thank GOD for gracing me/us with this blessing – every day… even when at first I wanted no parts of it.

    Visiting here from FMF. Nice meeting you!!

  4. Thanks, Bevy! It's so good to know I'm not alone in my (previous) thoughts! Yes, your (almost) 4 year old is a gift. You can remember that when she enters the real age of 14! 😉 thanks for stopping by!

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