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Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama.  We receive a one word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes flat.  Our word for this week is: ORDINARY.


She wanted to be ordinary.  She didn't like feeling different.  She wanted to fit in with the other kids.  She felt embarrassed getting picked up at her house by the disability bus.  She wanted to walk to school with her friends.  Because she was always getting sick, she wore leggings to cover her bare legs when girls were required to wear dresses to school.  It was cold in the middle of Long Island winters.  The teacher was kind enough to let her come into the classroom early so she could remove them to be like the other girls.

After her open heart surgery, she lost no time catching up.  Running fast, walking to school, enjoying life.

She dreamed of an ordinary life; marriage, children, white picket fence.  She loved to watch TV shows like The Walton's.

Her life has been anything but ordinary.  The ups and downs, the good and bad times.  Anything but ordinary.

She remembers she is loved by an extraordinary God. One who chose her.  One who created her for His purposes.  And so she surrenders to His will for her life which in His eyes is ...anything but ordinary.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. I love this. She is definitely not ordinary. Happy FMF!

  2. This is very special, Debbie! Happy Weekend.

  3. Dear Debby
    I actually think that it is in the ordinary that we learn to trust our God; that ordinary that makes every day seems like the same old, same old. Only His Presence makes our ordinary everyday something special and new like His mercies.
    Blessings XX

  4. I just loe that Debbie! I can see grown up Debbie in that little girl! These are good words my friend.


  5. No, she's not ordinary, she's EXTRAORDINARY!!!! What a neat post and what a continual inspiration! Happy weekend!

  6. peace and prayers to the NOT so ordinary

  7. Hi Debbie! Was this little girl you? My goodness, I had no idea. What memories of surmounting your struggles to be the wonderful teacher you are today. Anything but ordinary.

    How the Lord works with us...it's just a wonder.
    Blessings to you!

  8. Beautiful! And YES loved by an EXTRAORDINARY God!!!!


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