Joining Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday, where we write for just five minutes…no editing, no worrying about whether it is it right or profound. I joined mine with Elizabeth’s 31 days prompt (reminding ourselves of the mission of motherhood).  Want to join us? Go find the info for Five Minute Friday here and 31 Days here.



Welcome is the curling up, the pile of blankets, the stack of books.

Welcome is the rhthymic cadence of a rocking chair, the shushing heartbeat of a mother’s love, the quiet whispers.

Welcome is the noses wiped and the bumbums cleaned, the clothes tossed and turned and washed again, the swish of broom and mop.

Welcome is the laughter rich and clear, ringing out in peals and echoing across the yard, the piles of leaves exploding outward like fireworks, the deep bass of daddy’s voice.

Welcome is the cool hand on the fevered brow, the warm caress across an aching back, a drink given in due season, the calling to rest when we are all in.


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7 thoughts on “Welcome: Five Minute Friday and 31 Days

  • October 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I came over from 5 minute Fridays. Beautiful word pictures!

  • October 5, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful words and images. It is the little caring things that make one feel welcome more than the big grand gestures. Thanks for stopping by earlier

  • October 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

    wiping away my tears, what a beautiful post babe. Yes motherhood is work, but we gladly welcome all that it brings because of the many joys. every moment is welcomed

  • October 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Your words made me smile. 🙂
    It’s been a long time since I’ve held little ones like that…
    Enjoy every moment as those seasons are short, with the next one just around the corner. Blessings to you!


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