Time (fiveminutefriday)

Linking up again this week with the Five Minute Friday crowd. We take the prompt word and write for five minutes straight; no editing, no overthinking, ….just five minutes of writing. Don’t forget to go and encourage the writer before and after you.   The link for FMF is

Today’s prompt word…….Time!   Ready, set, go

Time.  It takes time to build a great MIL/DIL relationship.  Time to get to know who she is … and time to get to know who you are in this new relationship.  It takes time to learn what she likes and dislikes, what she is interested in, what her personality profile is and what she expects from you …  as well as what you expect from her.  It takes time to cool down when she’s said or done something that has offended or angered you and it takes time to learn what to let stick and what to let roll off your back.  It takes time.  Is there any good, worthwhile relationship that  doesn’t?  It takes time to learn how to see things from the other’s perspective and to accept them for who they are without trying to change them.  Time.  A precious commodity, for sure.  And an important factor is learning to love the other woman in your son/husband’s life.  Don’t rush it!

“Nothing” (Five Minute Friday)

Occasionally, I join the Five Minute Friday community and write for 5 minutes flat on the one-word prompt given for that week.  This week’s word: Nothing. Here we GO!
Paua Shell
Nothing will keep me from loving her.
I’m a MIL – mother-in-law – now.  And I’ve got a DIL – daughter-in-law – who’s not quite sure about me … whether I’m friend or foe; whether I can be trusted as a confidant … will I regard her critically or supportively.  I’ve got my own brand of quirkiness, “interesting” attitudes, ways of doing things … and so does she.  We approach life & politics & religion from different angles.  She & I … we expect different things from our new relationship.
But, nothing will keep me from loving her.
We may annoy one another, inadvertently offend one another, misunderstand, miscommunicate & at least at first, mistrust.
But, I will love her.
Why?  Because that’s what I’m called to do.

Five Minute Friday: Writer

woman-writing-in-diaryIt is time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and her writing community. We write for just five minutes without editing.  It’s like an impromptu speech, but it is impromptu blogging.

This week the word is “writer.”

I am a writer.  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been writing … in diaries, in journals, … poems, theatrical skits, …. magazine articles … eulogies for family members … I am a writer. And when I write, I smile! Because it’s one of the things that I do that makes me feel special and talented. I have a gift for it, you see, and I know it.  With that comes responsibility.  I’m exploring that now.  When one is called to write, she must write!  Whether anyone will ever read or pay to read her writing, write she must.
This putting of pen to paper makes me think that one day I will be noticed for my writing and that people will recognize that I have something worth listening to, something worthy of reading, something valuable that I’ve been able to articulate – beautifully, artistically, and ….