Thursday, February 24, 2011

five minute Challenge

This is one of the blogs I like to read
http://thegypsymama.com/2011/02/five-minute-friday-prompt-five-years-ago/
Today on her blog she was having a challenge so I am going to give it a try :)
Here is my challenge:
On Fridays around these parts we have a little tradition. We throw caution (editing, revising, and worrying) to the winds and just write.
For five minutes flat.
You’re welcome to play along. The rules are easy.
1. Write your heart out for five minutes and then show us what you’ve got.
2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you. 

This time 5 years ago, my family and I were living in  a small town in No. california, where my hubby was working as a youth pastor. I actually had just had a our 2nd son about 6 or 7 weeks prior :) I have to say that time in my life was a bit of a blur, I was still recovering from a c- section and adjusting to being a mommy to 2 little boys. Our oldest son was 2 years and 8 months old. At that time I was feeling some concern over E's development, we were going through some steps at that time to figure out reasons for his speech and development delays. Thinking back I was actually pretty stressed out and I think and  I cried a lot. It is amazing to think that sitting here 5 years onward that E who was later diagnosed with Autism, is doing amazingly well and M just celebrated his 5th birthday.  My days were full of taking care of my 2 boys and also supporting my hubby in his ministry at that time too. I wish I had more exciting things to share with you, but that is pretty much what I remember right now along with remembering I watched American Idol as the new season had just started and that was something that brightened my day.........ooops times up :)

7 comments:

thegypsymama said...

It's fun to look back, isn't it? And I'm headed into my first C-section this time around. And my first daughter. Amazing to think where we will all be five years from now.

Thanks for playing along!
~Lisa-Jo

Em and Lib said...

oh - I remember that blur - I was recovering from my 4th c-section!
Blessings!
LIB
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Jenn said...

Ah, the blur! I was pre-blur, a month away from delivery. But let me tell you after that was a definite blur. Thanks for sharing your 5 minutes!

September said...

I enjoyed reading your five minutes today...When we were off to Bible School, my husband and I also had little ones..and I could certainly relate to the tears you mentioned...the stress, and it being a blur.
It is always best when we are on the other side of things to see the change in life.
Blessings to you in your raising your family for HIM!
September

Jayne G said...

thank you , wow this is fun to come and see comments from new people :) I appreciate your encouragement and kindness. I didn't have time to say, but looking back at time, even though it was very difficult emotionally, I know God was right there supplying my every need and guiding my every step and you know what that hasn't changed in 5 years either :)
Blessings.......Jayne

Mary said...

Wow! Five years ago I was having my 2nd baby too! :) Enjoyed your post.

Lindsey V said...

LOL! I love that amongst all of the other things you remember the American Idol season! Priceless!! :)