Five Minute Friday - break

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on break.

Of course I thought I would break,
when I was just a kid and had the weight of adult responsibilities on my shoulders.
Of course I thought I would break,
when my life changed forever at 23.
Of course I thought I would break,
when my job takes up too many hours in my week.
Of course I thought I would break,
when you arrived and I couldn't recover from our surgery, and your sister was a three year old person.
Of course I thought I would break,
whenever life is daunting and my ability to be good at any part of it seems so far out of reach.

But, I never have.
I am whole.
I am still standing.
I am still here.
We don't just survive, we become who we are on the things that should have broken us.

And someday, you too will think this thing, this moment, this time, it will break you, it should break you.
But, it too will pass.
You too will remain whole.
You too will become who you are and you will remember what I keep telling you,
love will fix the broken.



  1. Susan Shipe says:

    I love this! I'm your neighbor at Kate's place today!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Love your post! Popped over from the link up x

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