Friday, June 28, 2013

That Moment In Between

Five Minute Friday is where gather with my sweet friends
to write our hearts on a page for 5 minutes prompted
by the friend who encourages us to write bravely - Lisa-Jo.

I love this community more than words can express. 
They are my people.

Today is about IN BETWEEN.

Five Minute Friday

I have spent all day wrapped up in our beautiful boys. Waking up early to start laundry and clean before they even roll out of bed. Watching them lumber into the living room much later with sleepy yawns and the "morning mom"s mumbled as they reach out for hugs without even thinking. Our day is filled with pool time or video games or grocery runs, but always with lots of talking and laughing. And so many times during the day I see you in our boys. In the way they smile. In something they say. In their laughs. In the way they hug as they pass me throughout the day. I so love this time with them. And I hold each moment close. Knowing how precious each one is. Counting. Thanking. Can I thank Him enough?

Then you are home. The door opens and we all seem to gravitate to welcome you. Everyone all talking at once. It's that moment in between where I actually catch myself switching from momma mode to wife mode. And before anything else, our eyes meet and my heart still skips a beat...every time. We kiss our hellos, you put your hands on my waist pulling me close,  and we make that connection again. We get back into the rhythm as your greet the boys and listen to their stories from the day sometimes with them speaking all at the same time. You look at me over their heads and give me a wink with a promise for later.

And I think...this.
I am thankful for this.

What are you thankful for today?



  1. I love this Wendy. And I've missed you, friend. I love that you still got it. And a wink with a promise for later... Made me blush. Teehee. So lovely to see a glimpse of your love for your family, the hearts He's knit together and the life you have together.

  2. You - I am thankful for you! I am so thankful for the example that you live out loud with your hubby and your boys... such a blessing to see His love shine through!

  3. Hi Wendy! I am here from FMF.

    I think I am thankful that there are places like this on the web where we can all express our faith and encourage each other! Thank you for your witness to the 'In Between'!

    Nice to 'meet' you!

    Peace in Christ,

  4. Wendy, I love this! :) it makes my heart smile. Have a blessed weekend. Tara.

  5. I love this post. What a great reminder.

  6. Wendy!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Sooooo good. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us.

  7. Dear Wendy
    Oh, this is soooo romantic! My heart also skips a beat when my man comes home and envelops me a an loving embrace. Great post, thanks.

  8. This is a great reminder of mothers switching from mom to wife mode..Thanks

  9. I am thankful for this, too, Wendy; it is pure joy reading about the love you and your family share.

  10. Wow what a beautiful real life love story. Your is the kind of love I pray we all show our kids. The kind that isn't all about candlelit dinners out or always being sweep away with gifts. No the real life love that the wink for later. I just love it.

  11. That is a beautiful love letter! What a perfect way to describe that in between of switching roles when he comes home from work. Beautiful!


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