Five Minute Friday Lost


  1. no longer possessed or retained: lost friends.
  2. no longer to be found: lost articles.
  3. having gone astray or missed the way;  bewildered as to place,direction, etc.: lost children.
  4. not used to good purpose, as opportunities, time, or labor;wasted: a lost advantage.
  5. 5. being something that someone has failed to win: a lost prize.



I never really sat down and thought about what this word really means until tonight.  “Lost”  I’ve lost my keys, lost my glasses, lost love, lost a family member, I’ve lost a game.  But what have I really lost?  Most of these things are tangible items.  Items that can be replaced.  Except for a family member, I think these things can be replaced and or made better…

Losing a loved one, is well, irreplaceable,

I have never been so lost as knowing that my parents are both gone.  I remember a few weeks after my mother died, I was in the grocery store and needed a recipe, I went to the phone (this was before cellphones) and picked up the phone, dialed the number to my home that I great up in, where she always answered the phone, and there was no answer.   I just slumped down right in the grocery store and that’s when I lost it.  Not at the funeral, not the day she died, but there in that grocery store, sitting on the floor, holding the phone, bawling my eyes out.  I LOST my mom and I needed her.  I needed her a lot.  She was always my rock, always my go to person.  Her and I may have fought like cats and dogs, and not gotten along well, but she was always there no matter what.

That was a constant that I could always remember.

Mom was, well mom.  Strong, (when you lose two children before you, that makes you strong) she loved our God, (her faith never faltered) she was “Mom”

I know that for me, I want to immolate my mother’s personality, her love for giving to others, and her strength.  I pray that the love I lost and the person I lost, will live on in me.  It’s not that I would ever compare myself to her, because there is no comparison.  She was/is my rock,  I thank God every single day for the gift He gave me, when I was born to her.

Having a strong mom, with a strong-willed child, isn’t it amazing how he knows… He knows that the mother I needed wouldn’t back down, would be the person that I needed to stand strong and be able to stand up to my wilfulness… I thank God every day that He gave me her,

After life circumstances, I know that having a mom like I did isn’t a rare thing…

Thank you Lord for this gift, thank you for helping me understand that I didn’t lose a mom, I gained a legacy.

I love you mom

My Beautiful Mom



Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday






this is from Lisa-Jo Baker’s Blog that explains FMF)
So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for going on four years now hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob over here.
We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the #FMFParty (It stands for Five Minute Friday Party).
No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.
So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.
Your words. This shared feast. It’s easy to join in, just:
Check what the prompt is on my Lisa Jo Baker’s Blog.
Write a post in only five minutes on that topic on your blog.
{And if you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just leave your writing as a comment on my post} Link over to Lisa’s blog and invite friends to join in. Select the permalink to your post {so not your blog url but your post url } Using the blue linky tool at the bottom of Lisa’ Five Minute Friday post enter your link. It will also walk you through selecting which photo you want to show up in the linky. Your post will show up in our Five Minute Friday linky. Be sure and encourage the person who linked up before you!
Our most important requirement for participation: There’s really only one absolute, no ifs, ands or buts about it
Five Minute Friday rule: you must visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community




2 Responses

  1. love you too sister!!


  2. Love it!


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