Five Minute Friday: Comfort

Five Minute FridayI'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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  1. Welcome to Five Minute Friday! I loved your post. There is something so comforting about familiar places, isn't there? I am glad you joined in!

    1. Thank you Erin!

      I appreciate your kind words. Yes, there is something very comforting about the familiar spaces and places in our lives. The memories in this house keep me firmly rooted as I venture out into new territory in the second half of my life.

      Thanks so much for coming by and comeback again anytime!

      ~ Cassandra

  2. So beautiful Cassandra - just so beautiful I love the image of you surrounding yourself with the familiar and feeling your mom close.

    1. Hi Tonya! I'm so glad you stopped by!

      I love the family heirlooms in my life because my mother loved hers. They all have a story to tell and it's the stories that make them so valuable. It's part of my heritage that I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren. That keeps me close and will keep them close to the ones that have gone before.

      SO glad you came by. Please come back again!

      ~ Cassandra


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