20
Mar

Five Minute Friday - tomorrow

Every Friday we unite for five minutes. 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 tomorrow.
Go.

It all changed in what feels like a heartbeat, one minute listening to how others are being affected and the next, it's at our doorstep. Yesterday normal, today is more chaos, what will tomorrow now bring?

As all of this changes, minute by minute, it gets a little more worrisome, a little more dangerous, a little crazier. So, all we have to keep doing is breathing, stay home, rest up, and support everyone from afar.

So today, my elderly parents came and visited with us standing inside our house, and them outside - talking through a window. Tomorrow, they might not be able to.

Today, we are trying to support local restaurants by participating in "take out week" tomorrow that might not be able to happen.

Today, I am going to make a normal weekly grocery list and go for a normal grocery run tomorrow morning, who knows if that will be taken away too.

Today, we are visiting with friends via computers and video calls, maybe soon we can all join together again and hug each other like it has been years, because that is what it will feel like.

Today we will stay snuggled with our little family and continue to take our puppy for walks and runs and keep the kids learning and slowing down, and watch all the movies and catch up on house projects and love each other.

Tomorrow, loving each other will not change, it cannot. It's all we have left.

Stop.

Comments

  1. Karen says:

    Great post. You hit the nail on the head with your sentiments. ❤️❤️ Be well and stay healthy.

  2. Amie says:

    I love your last thought: "loving each other will not change... it's all we have left." This is so true, but I would add to it that it's all we ever really had. Everything else is just an illusion of ownership. Our decisions, namely our decision to love, is all we truly control.

  3. Laura says:

    Good word on how there are things that overcome the uncertainty of tomorrow! Very encouraging. Thank you.

  4. Rita Cox says:

    Simply perfect. I heart you.

  5. Christine says:

    Love you!!!

  6. I know that this is frightening,
    and all the news seems bad,
    and there's no enlightening
    hope that can be had.
    Please, my friend, remember
    that we've been here before;
    keep a-glow faith's ember
    for what might be in store.
    There were the polio summers,
    a long-ago bad dream,
    a major ultra-bummer
    until the first vaccine.
    And now they're just mere history,
    an aftermath of misery.

  7. Snuggling in...
    with the love of God and family ....

    I'm sure thru all the chaos and care, theres a fine serving of love and beautiful beginnings of things we've all prayed for, but did not expect this way.

    Thankyou for a beautiful share!

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