So I stumbled upon a little blog challenge called 5 Minute Friday, where you are given a writing prompt and you write for 5 minutes, without editing, just free writing. Here’s what I came up with:
My writing prompt: Here
I am here, alone on my couch replaying the events of the day like an old movie projector that keeps running through the last strip, allowing it to slap the floor as the light blinks on. It has been a surreal day, where my head was filled with worries and concerns, doctors and demands of my job, when all I wanted to do was focus on the next week to come. But instead, I am here, in the ever present now, and that is the only place I can be.
So this evening when I went to a parent meeting and I held a newborn, fresh from the womb and fresh into foster care I felt my heart tug again and I wondered just where I am, here. What are the decisions we have made and where is the finality. What is the future for this perfect, round headed little human who is already off to such a traumatic start. What does his “here” look like?
And then, I returned home to find that my plea for a prayer request has surpassed all I had expected, and the number of people who have shown love for my child encompasses me with peace, and I know that not only am I here, in this moment, but the mighty, MIGHTY God I serve has never once left me. Here.
P.S. You can link up with Lisa-Jo Baker and 5 Minute Friday Here