Friday, August 10, 2012

Five Minute Friday :: Connect

They know me well these two.
One my junior by 4 years, yet in her stature towers over me by at least two inches....maybe three.
The other wears a crown of glory in silver and gray. The papers called me her "promised one" because of the loss of her firstborn and another never to see the light of day.

I call them Sister and Mom.
They call me Crazy.

And I am...
...with them.
The best version of me.

We plan. We tell stories. We laugh.
It's in the little things.
We've been in these moments a hundred times before.
Making of most of today.

Our missionary family journey taught us that....the way life's hardest journeys do
To value the here and now, to be fully ALL there,
And even more so to be WHO YOU ARE

It is not easy to slow the heart and mind to that place
It is not simple to find the time to set aside other competing agendas to love on each other even in the errands and fundraising and shopping and necessities.

But somehow we do.
And it is really is beautiful.

Five Minute Friday


StefanieYoungBrown said... Best Blogger Tips

What precious relationships, connections, Lindsey! You've been truly blessed. Thank you for allowing you life to spill over into ours...

Aislinn said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this, Lindsey! I miss my mom & sister so much for some of the same reasons you've listed. I hope my daughter eventually feels that life overseas has deepened our relationship.

Jennifer Camp said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Lindsey, I've missed you--and this is just beautiful ! Praying for you, sweet sister.

Tammy Perlmutter said... Best Blogger Tips

It IS really beautiful. I am happy that you have these amazing relationships to keep you going when you need it.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Tammy! These two really are so special to me!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh...I know that feeling after having lived away from then in South Africa for a few years. Where are you living now? How long have you been there? How old is your daughter?

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww...that means a lot to me, Stef! Thank you for that encouragement. I am blessed with these two women as well as with fellow bloggers like you...such richness in so many ways!

StefanieYoungBrown said... Best Blogger Tips

You're welcome, Lindsey!! So thankful He has allowed us to connect through this world of words.

Ms. Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful young woman! I have three sisters. One I rarely see but two I am close with and I am blessed to still have my mom around. Have a wonderful day!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

That is awesome! I think it is such a gift to have sisters to be close to as well as one's mom. The older I get, I realize that not everyone has that.

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