Five Minute Friday - CHOOSE

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 choose.

I decided to be with you. All those years ago. I looked at you and I made a choice to be in this life with you. And then, together, we decided to have them.


And each day, every day, every moment of the day, I choose all of you. I continue to make the choice to be with you, all of you, in this little home, in our little home, our little life, our little family.

I choose this life. This life I never thought I would have and would love this much. This life that has brought me peace, comfort, and so much happiness. This life that challenges me, brings me to my knees, this life that is so heavy, this life in which I feel the weight of family all day long.

And you chose us too. You thought this family would be your fit, your place, where you rest your head, and where for this brief moment in time, you are wrapped in us.


You picked us too.

And together, we chose love and we chose joy.

And me, I choose to let go of the past, and I choose to define my family as we define it. I choose to heal from the pain of the past and I choose joy.

I choose you every day, every moment of every day. I choose you.



  1. This is beautiful, and you're so right...love and joy are choices we make. It would be easy if we always felt loving and joyful. When we don't, though- when there is pain and struggle and challenge, we can still choose these things for ourselves and the ones God's given us. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom today- blessings to you and your family! (I'm your neighbor at Five-Minute Friday today.)

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you for your kind and gentle words.

  2. Cindi says:

    I love this. I wish my husband would also choose us.

  3. Somer says:

    I liked your description of the family being heavy on you...isn't that the way it seems sometimes... sometimes with everyone piled on, jumping or wrestling on you...sometimes that heavy is good and giggling and sometimes its hard...i'm glad you are choosing every day to choose them all over again

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