Well, it’s Friday again (Yay!) and you know what that means! It’s Five Minute Friday! Here’s how you can get involved, it’s so easy and so much fun (even with the tough words). I’ll post the link below so you can join in too. :)
2. Link back to the Five Minute Friday blog and invite others to join in.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you.
It began with a scream. A desperate sound that ripped at my heart and tore me from sleep.
My little girl was screaming in her sleep.
Even now it has the power to bring tears to my eyes. As I comforted her she looked at me with wide eyes and I wiped away her tears… and my own. How do you explain a nightmare to a child? Just a bunch of random memories/thoughts that coalesce into terror? It’s been months since she had one of these dreams and I hope they never happen again.
As I held her and helped her calm down, I realized that I too was afraid. Afraid that I wasn’t cutting it as a Mom. Afraid that I wasn’t giving her what she needed to be happy and healthy. Afraid that, somehow, I was the cause of this fear… manifested in a nightmare.
I prayed with her and tucked her in tightly, with kisses and reminders that she is so loved. Then I crawled back into bed. Laying awake I remind myself, as I had reminded her, that we don’t need to be afraid. I love that whenever I say ‘You don’t need to be afraid’ she always gets this beautiful, confident smile on her face and says ‘Because Jesus is with me!’
Even if I drop the ball as a Mom a zillion times a day, she still knows that Jesus never will.
Do you want to get in on Five Minute Friday? It’s so simple and a really fun way to end a week! If you decide to give it a try, please let me know so that I can come visit your blog and spend a few minutes on Friday with you. Click here to get the word of the week and to get to know some awesome people! http://lisajobaker.com/
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