Today I join this writing community for Five Minute Friday with the prompt, Growing. Writing briefly from the overflow of the heart.
Just five minutes of writing. No editing, no over-thinking, no back tracking. This challenges me to walk in freedom. I challenge you to do the same. Cozy up in your own place and write for just five minutes. In your journal, on a napkin, at your laptop right in front of you now. Just. Write.
I wave goodbye to her standing there with my car keys in her hand. The ones that were mine. She stands eye to eye with me now.
I think about those days she sat cuddled in a car seat with Winnie the Pooh. The days we carpooled and I eavesdropped on her conversations. The times she crawled in my van with friends. The giggles, the whispers, toys in hands, a game of punch buggy.
And now these days have passed.
I stand in the mist on this cloud-covered morning, wave goodbye as she drives herself away. This season has waved goodbye.
Those fifteen minute conversations in the car when I pick her up from school. The music blaring from the ipod, her music. Her smiles. Her sharing what she loves. Those small windows go with growing up.
Growing is good. But growing is saying goodbye to what was and looking forward to what will be.
I am thankful today for the growth of my teenage daughter. The growing looks good on her and challenges me to become new.
What does growing mean for you today?