It’s Five Minute Friday!!! Time to take a writing prompt supplied by the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker and write for 5 minutes, sans interruptions or corrections and just write. Here’s my FMF for the week!
Feet first, hand in hand with your best friend off the dock and into the blue green water. Your toes tingling on impact and all that precious air you’ve held hostage in your lungs is squeezed out by the shocking feel of the icy liquid engulfing you. But it’s ok. You’ve locked fingers with your sister of the soul and together you’ve faced this adventure. Nothing can hold you back. It’s the sweet serendipity of youth. The anticipation of the pleasure and the surety of hope.
Oh how things change as we age. Today I sat in a hospital full of staff dedicated to caring for children and my heart broke at the brokenness of the human body. So many sweet babes who will never feel the freedom of their own jump into summer because they are tethered to a machine pumping life into their veins. And yet I take so much for granted, and I become afraid to jump.
I wonder where my friend is who will hold my hand as I plunge into the unknown, and suddenly the unknown doesn’t seem so inviting, but instead is dark and frightening. And then I remember-I’m not alone. The one who holds my hand so often is the one who carries me through the waters to ragged to jump in. He is the one who supplies the air I need to breath and ensures the hope I so desperately cling to. He is the one who has pumped the life into my veins, and I have so much to be thankful for. And now, it’s time again, to willfully abandon and just jump.