Five Minute Fridays - Together

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 Together


For nine years, it was just the three of us. This little family that had me, my person, and a sweet little puppy I still consider having started my mothering career.


And then, just like you said I would, you talked me into them. You told me that we would be parents and we would be amazing and we would love them.


You told me that they would drive us to drink, drive us apart, drive us together, build us up, make us whole, make us a loving family. We would be parents to two little people and they would be our children. You told me that we would still love Mia, still hold her and tell her how much she means to us, you told me it wouldn't ruin our marriage, or us. And so, today, our together looks so much different. In the four years that have passed, we are now a small family of five (because Mia still counts). Our together consists of family movie night, and Friday night pizza, and balancing our jobs, and the kids, and us. Our together consists of having dinner as a family every night, and bath time, and packing of bags to start the next day.


But, we know that at the end of this lifetime, together is what we will always have. When the house is too quiet and we are staring at our wrinkled faces, we will ache for the days together when we were were five.

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  1. Brigette Callahan says:

    This is so heart warming. It has been such a pleasure to watch your together change in so many wonderful ways, love you all!

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  2. HisFireFly says:

    love the peek into your life! and amazed that I too wrote about surrendering our alone for a new together, in a totslly different way 🙂

    1. childhood says:

      There are a lot of us out there, the ones who weren't born knowing that this is what we wanted but still love that we have it.

  3. Andee Flynn says:

    So beautiful.We started out as three {with our dog Bodie} and now we are four- just had our first little one six weeks ago. Your sweet words and thoughtful reflection on together brought a tear to me. Thank you for touching my heart with your familiy's "together."

  4. childhood says:

    Oh, I remember and LOVED those first few weeks. Congratulations and enjoy your little one (like only a mom can). Give the puppy some extra attention and remember you are going to be amazing at this. Even the awful parts!

  5. Glade says:

    Love this post. Very true...

    1. childhood says:

      It's an amazing journey isn't it?

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