“It’s finally Friday… Free again… Finally Friday… Time for a ‘wild’ weekend…”
Oh hey. Didn’t see you there. (Ok, maybe I did, but I really wanted to finish the chorus.)
Today is Friday, in case you didn’t get my singing memo. And Friday in this gal’s blogging world specifically means it’s FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY.
For those of you newcomers, on Fridays I link up with The Gypsy Mama… she gives us a prompt and we write for five minutes flat. No more, no less. Just letting the words flow. No editing, no over-thinking. Challenging, fun and theraputic. My kind of Friday fun.
Ok, enough yammering on my part. Let’s get this Friday party started. Todays prompt is GIFT.
His comings and goings make my heart pound. “When will he return?” As an army wife, specifically the spouse of an infantry drill sergeant, this question is often in my mind. God has called me to this role and while it is a challenge… it is also a gift.
Someone once asked me what the best part about being an army wife was… I knew they were expecting an answer something similar to “living new places” or “excitement” or “steady paycheck.” But without hesitation I replied, “We never take each other for granted.”
Now that is true love’s gift.
My husband and I have been apart during our relationship more than we have been together in the same zip code. Just this morning, I kissed him goodbye as he prepares to pick up another basic training cycle. He will be home off and on for the next several weeks, but our “quality time” will be rare.
True love’s gift as an army spouse can be wrapped in many different packages, in different shapes and sizes…
It’s getting up early on a Friday to cook breakfast for him before cycle picks up.
It’s helping him bottle his home-brew.
It’s the front porch conversations.
It’s the sideways hugs before we drift off to sleep.
It’s the words of comfort as he holds me when I cry.
It’s sharing a moment of prayer together.
It’s loving each other unconditionally, no matter what challenges are in our midst.
Being married to a soldier is a challenge… but such an incredible gift. Very similar to True Love’s Gift on the Cross. Blessing. Sacrifice. Hope. Trust.
That is True Love’s Gift.
Five minute Friday posts always get my heart to pounding… I still think it should count for some kind of cardio workout
I’m gonna go cool down and hit the showers… God’s most wonderful blessings to you and seriously– thank you for stopping by! (PS: If you are feeling super motivated, leave a comment here.)
Thankful for True Love’s Gift,
[ Never Take Love for Granted ] Do you know the saying, “Drink from your own rain barrel, draw water from your own spring-fed well”? It’s true. Otherwise, you may one day come home and find your barrel empty and your well polluted. –Proverbs 5:15-16 (MSG)