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Friday, September 7, 2012

Mother and Son Dance


Linking up with Lisa-Jo today for Five Minute Friday.  Here are her rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Five Minute Friday

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on: Graceful

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Awkward is more like it.  It’s a tug and pull of wills and wishes.  We go back and forth at it all day, that little 3 year old and I.  I’m the one who started this dance long ago.  Shouldn’t I know the steps by now?

It’s different when you have to share the stage. Our pas de deux has more the fire of a paso doble, but without the beauty and coordination.  We clash and clang. We step on toes continuously – and after a while it hurts.  

The shoes don’t show the blood like an aspiring ballerina’s, but the hearts still feel the cuts.

We wound and injure as we learn this dance between strong-willed son and hard-headed Momma. The music gets drowned out until the end of the day.  

We sit on the bed, we read, we pray and we ask that tomorrow we will be more graceful.  More GRACE-FULL with each other.  Until then we thank God that he is full of grace for us and gives it so freely.

Stop.

12 comments:

  1. I pray for smoother days for you and your son. One day, he'll respect you for being strong.

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    1. Oh, a million thanks for this blessing. His strong will one day will be a great asset to him. It's that shaping of the will without breaking it that's so hard.

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  2. Oh, my word, Amy! If you ever doubt your ability as a writer again, I want you to come back and read this post, okay? Beautifully written- so honest and real and lovely.
    And I LOVE that our pictures are next to each other. How fun is that?!! But, you missed #97... :)

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    1. This is why I keep you around!(JK) I was pretty bummed at the number, but then I saw your face. Thank you so much.

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  3. Oh my mother heart...
    It almost feels scandalous, don't you think? to accept the grace He fills us up with so freely? And yet, it's all I have to stand on.

    What a poignant, beautiful write, Amy! So proud to know you. Thrilled #FMFParty has brought us together!

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    1. Nikki, I feel the same. It's beyond scandalous to ridiculous how I hoard grace for myself. Why wouldn't I give it away freely, too.

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  4. Awww... **hugs** My daughter and I, too, go through this dance. Too much alike, she and I!

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    1. {{Hugs}} for you, too. I'm sure it's much more interesting with an older daughter.

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  5. I love that our hearts were in similar places...graceFULL! :)

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    1. I thought the same thing when I read yours. :)

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  6. Wow! You are a wonderful writer...your analogies are so rich & vivid. Hang in there with him, the consistency of your dance WILL pay off!!

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  7. Thank you, Jacque. I can see changes, but it is a long road of parenting.

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