Five Minute Friday - Glue

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 glue.


What is the glue that holds us all together?

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What is it that keeps us wanting to start and end our days together?
What is it that reminds us of love and laughter during our dark moments.

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What is it that makes us run towards and away from love when they are screaming, he is crying, she is testing, and they both are whining.
What is our glue when we shatter?
When we break into a million pieces and we think for a split second, is this the end?
But, always, piece by piece, we start to pick up our broken.
We start to put the pieces in some sort of order.
We always start with love.
We always fix the broken.
Sometimes, most times, our glue is really strong.
It has to be.
It has to be strong for when we are thrown.
It has to be strong for when we are knocked down.
It has to be strong for them, for us.
At the end of this journey, you're all I want.
You're the one I want to start and end my days with.
You're my glue.




  1. What a lovely tribute to your family! Yes, that glue has to be strong, doesn't it?!?

    visiting from FMF

    1. childhood says:

      Thanks for visiting me and joining the writing journey!

  2. Malia says:

    Yes! I have young children too, and I totally hear you about feeling thrown around and knocked down--but that glue keeps us getting up and functioning. That glue keeps us strong--for them, for us, for family. For even the hard little years.

    And your children are gorgeous. Lovely pictures!

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you for understanding. So many times we are thrown, but we all need someone to pick up that one piece and put it back together.

  3. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. Found you on 5MF and am glad that I did 🙂

    1. childhood says:

      Thanks for the kind words.

  4. This is beautiful!I feel like it's about your husband but I'm not entirely sure. The photos are just so precious. What a lovely family you have! "We always fix the broken.
    Sometimes, most times, our glue is really strong." PERFECT.

    Just stopping by from Five Minute Friday. Happy Easter.

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you and yes, he is my glue. I don't know where we would be without each other. Thanks for following the journey and your kind words!

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