Five Minute Friday: Include

It’s a cool and rainy Friday in these parts.

This week I find I’m fighting the age old struggle between panic and trust.  Some moments are better than others.

Linking up again with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday community to write for five minutes on the word prompt include.

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Every Mother’s Day our ministry team discusses what to do to honor mothers at church.

The big conversation in ministry circles continues about how to honor mothers without making women who want to be mothers but aren’t feel left out.

Everyone knows what it’s like to have a longing to be included in a group that you’re standing outside of.  The married ones.  The mothers.  The rich.  The thin.  The healthy.

The pull is strong, the desire is deep to be in the middle of the group.  Sometimes it’s painful not to be there.  We know what it’s like.  We’ve all been there for one reason or another.  So, we can empathize.

But we forget that everyone has their own journey.

The groups we are in right now are where we’re supposed to be.  We can turn over that longing, that desire to be on the other side of the fence.  We can ask for contentment.

We can choose to open up our hands and accept where we are right now.  In this moment.

We don’t have to be in a group to be satisfied.

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2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Include

  1. Bethany

    Not being a mother, this post resonates with me with Mother’s Day coming up. I like your realization that everyone has felt outside of a group at one time or another, for one reason or another so we can empathize even if we’re not exactly in the same boat. Thanks for sharing. You FMF neighbor #34

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