Today I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five-Minute Friday. So, grab a timer, set it for five minutes, and join me!
The rules: Write for five minutes. No editing, revising, overthinking, or backtracking. Just write. Then leave some comment love for the person who linked up before you…and anyone else because that’s the fun and the heart of the community!
Today’s prompt: Grace
I spent last weekend with some of the most amazing sisters ever. (To be fair, I don’t have any blood-related sisters, and I always wanted one. Or thirteen. So I like to think that God is just making up for it now with an abundance of them. ;))
I had looked forward to this conference for so long, and there were so many necks I couldn’t wait to hug. So many cups of coffee I wanted to drink while seated at a little table with friends over long, deep conversations.
Some of it happened…as much could be squeezed into an already jam-packed schedule.
And some of it didn’t.
There were some of you, beautiful sisters, who got a quick hello and a hug, and while I know that can convey something, I know how I wanted to find time for so much more.
This week? Well, it’s been a lesson in giving myself grace.
Of accepting that sometimes, no matter how we plan things, they just don’t quite work out like we want them to. And the simple fact that sometimes there’s not enough time.
My Father…He’s been whispering this thing of Grace to me over and over in the last few days. Reminding me that it’s ok.
That community can connect and love even despite distance and lack of sit-down-in-person cups of coffee.
If you and I had a chance to meet last weekend, I am So. Very. Glad. Y’all are beautiful and treasured…and I’m not just saying that.
This community? I never knew the magnitude of its impact until the hugs started happening and the tears started to fall and I could see it all for myself.
And if we didn’t connect in person, pull up a chair and we’ll keep talking, keep loving…through computer screens and twitter and our blogs. And someday soon, I hope we’ll sit down for that coffee at a cute little table in a corner.
Grace in what happens, grace in what doesn’t.
So, so blessed by grace.
Love to each of you, whether you are part of my (in)RL community, my online one, or both. I’m so thankful to have you in my life.