Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Visit

He shuffles out of his bedroom in his blue and white striped jammies, the ones that look like there has indeed been a jailbreak. He stands over the heat register cause when it's -20 degrees celcius outside the frigid air seeps in through the cracks and its cold in here in the morning.

Straight away he would like to know when we'll be heading out. No matter what I say, unless I say right now, it will be too long. He's eager to get together with his cousins. He has almost twenty of them and when they all get together you can believe that they have a lot of crazy fun.

Tonight, there's a party and he can't wait for it to start. But there's much to do before the celebration commences. There's phyllo pastry in the fridge waiting to be cut out for appetizers, fancy ones with cream cheese piped in with a dollop of red pepper jelly. There's dirty clothes to wash, fold and pack, and floors to be swept, and sinks to be scrubbed, in amongst the reading and writing and math facts to be figured.

The hours seem to crawl when there are a few celebrations on the horizon. The visits that will take place this weekend will be joyous, loud, filled food, fun, laughter and love.

So, excuse me mundane, would you kindly move along for there are memories waiting to be made.
Our Mama turns seventy today and the baby of the family turns thirty on Sunday and we plan to make merry with two parties in one weekend to celebrate and give thanks for them.

Linking with Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place. This week the prompt is: Visit

Officially, the rules are:

Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes
2. Link up at Lisa-Jo's  and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...


  1. Beautiful! I also talked about my daughter's love for visiting her cousins. I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating birthdays with your family. I am stopping by from five minute Friday.

  2. Oh, so fun! Enjoy your weekend birthday celebrations and have a wonderful time making memories!!


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