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Five Minute Friday: BLOOM

It's Five Minute Friday.  With a one word writing prompt, we're given five minutes to write our blog post. Our word for today is: BLOOM.


If I'd been given an advance vision of where I'd be in life right now, I think I would have run away. This isn't what I had in mind. I was quite happy to keep things the same. I was enjoying life, volunteering and spending time with family. I had plenty of time to read, cook and travel.

But life has a way of turning upside down. Four years ago, we moved from a 4,000 square foot home to a 760 square foot condo. I had to return to work full time. I was approaching the age when most of my friends were retiring and planning their cruises.

I now get up very early in the morning so I can have my quiet time, read and exercise. I go to work five days a week. I don't have much time for vacations and shopping.

But ...

I get to spend my days with little children. 

I can't help but smile as I write these words.

Debbie; the woman who always wanted children but couldn't have them.
Debbie; the one who gave up on that dream and told herself to get on with life.
Debbie; the woman who chooses joy instead of defeat.
Debbie; the woman who loves Jesus.

How thankful I am that God had a plan for my life. Am I blooming where I've been planted? I think I am. Each day gives testimony to that. I smile as I'm greeted with hugs by little ones. Words of "I love you" from the mouths of babes.

Yes, God is good.
And yes, I'm blooming where I've been planted.


I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday

Blessings and love,

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