Five Minute Friday - Friend

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 friend.

There was a time when I had walked away from the family that was chosen for me.
And I decided to choose a family of my own.
And that is where I met each of you.
At a time when I was searching.
For love.
For family.
For understanding.
For arms to wrap around me.
Souls to connect.
I was searching for each of you.
And in this time, I found you.
All of you.
And today, where would I be without you?
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The ones that know me best?
The ones that know all of me?
My whole story.
My entire being.

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The ones that know my fears.
The ones that know my scars.
The ones that do not care about a number on a scale.
The ones that don't care how many miles I run.
How many hours I work.
How many mistakes I make.


The ones that build me up.
Never tear me down.
The ones that give me life.
The ones that hold me high.
The shoulders I still use to cry on.


When I am tired.
When I am blue.
When I am done.
When I am just beginning.

The ones that can make me laugh and make me cry, all in one breath.
The ones that can pull me up and settle me.

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The ones where our kids get to love each other and love on each other.
The ones where they love your person.
The ones that believe in you, your mothering, your career, your life, your love.
All of you.

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The ones that know my story.
That know me.

The ones that warm me and fill me with love.
I cherish each of you.



  1. Courtney says:

    Your first line is my first line . . . 🙂

  2. Debby says:

    You are blessed. Stopping by from FMF. Enjoyed your post.

    1. childhood says:

      I am so lucky to have each and every one of them in my life.

  3. jami says:

    This made my day and it's only 8 AM! I'm so fortunate to have you in my life. I'm thankful for you and our friendship! You've supported me through everything. When I'm having a bad day or moment, you are there to listen! Always!!! I just wish I could pop over to see you whenever I want. Stupid Wisconsin. Great blog post. Amazing Sabrina. Xoxo

    1. childhood says:

      I too wish you were home and I love you!

  4. Patti Cates says:

    Beautiful words of what a friend is. So glad I stopped by from FMF, Patti

    1. childhood says:

      Thanks for stopping by and joining the writing journey!

  5. trish says:

    beautifully written and what a beautiful story the photos tell as well! so glad you shared for fmf.

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you for reading!

  6. Ana says:

    Just read this again. Love you madly. All of you. All of us. It was always written in our story to be together. Xoxo

    1. childhood says:

      You just warmed my heart...thank you for being in my family. Friend doesn't seem strong enough to describe what you all mean to me.

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