I'm joining with a new community this week called Five Minute Friday sponsored by Lisa-Jo Baker. On Friday Lisa-Jo posts a one word prompt and for five minutes even we write what the prompt brings to mind. No rewrite, nor editing just letting the words flow. Very interesting and a bit intimidating for us writers but also, I suspect, very freeing. So with a deep breath and my timer set...today's prompt is Comfort.
Sitting at this table where I sat as a child, drinking tea from a cup that reminds me of home on this Mother’s Day weekend gives me comfort. I think of the God of all comfort* who brought me to this place in the latter years of my life to start over and to start again because He knew that walking these steps would be hard enough without all of this around me. Pictures that are older than me of family long gone, in my grandmother's house with my other grandmother’s cookie jar peeking over my shoulder, thinking of my own mother who is here but not. I needed this comfort today.
*Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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