Friday, July 19, 2013

Five-Minute Friday

I thought this was a fun linkup! Five-Minute Friday -- five minute piece about the word "Belong":

I am outside. I am at the top. I run the house and try to keep it together. Even when I’m falling apart. The bubbly one flies by, a blur of curls and a streak of blue dress. I follow. Before I belonged at work, at home, with my husband. Some things fit, some didn’t. Now I belong to someone, to her. It is a bond written in stone but stronger than words. Nowhere and to no one in my life have I so rightfully belonged. An invisible leash, she pulls me close behind. I am a protector, a friend. The Golden Girls theme song plays in my head, and I wonder if it’s some small “thank you” from the universe for using every last ounce of energy on raising a human being that I hope brings a light to the world like she brings to my life. But most likely my brain synapses are just misfiring and for some reason are providing a moment of gratitude that I must so desperately need for surviving another day of blissful exhaustion.

This linkup was featured on Rabia Lieber's blog, click this link to play along!


Laura said...

I'm remembering when my girls were younger and that feeling of shifting my belonging - no longer belonging to the work word, but forming that amazing new connection. My girls are now 12 and 14 and so many people warned me that they would do all they could to separate from me. But that invisible leach you feel tugging never does come completely loose, just stretches longer.
Glad I linked on to Five Minute Friday right after you. I think I will like this linkup.

AdminG said...

Thank you so much for this! I'm glad to hear that the "leash" doesn't completely go away. My biggest fear is that she'll push away from me more and more as she gets older.

Rabia Lieber said...

Great post! I love how you guys belong to each other!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karen said...

Love your descriptions / very funny and as the mom of a 12 year old boy - I have many times gotten the'your mom is strange' complement. Well, I always take it as a complement :)

Rabia Lieber said...

Thanks for the linky love! I love the way you describe belonging to each other!!