Five Minute Friday — {Risk}

Friday is folding up, closing tight against a darkening sky.  Because I have kids, I’ve been out all day.  A college appointment (hard to believe), gymnastics instruction, a birthday party.  But now I’m home and it’s a good place to be.

This is our place.  I head down the bend in the road and I see it all right here–the new flower box (love!), the soccer ball in the yard, the chalk art in the driveway.  Several years ago, I groaned at the constant messes until a friend of mine gently reminded me that these were the “signs of life.”

Yes, there’s a lot of life going on here.  And it shows up when I least expect it.  Robins have built a nest in the lilac by the deck–a picture in miniature of what I’m supposed to do.  Build a nest, nurture a family and then teach my little ones how to leave.  (Oh my heart!)

It’s a risky move and a necessary action.  I see the robins perched like sentinels on the post of the swingset.  They watch, they protect, they feed.  But there comes a day when the nest is too small and the launch begins.  Those babies are made for sky.

I sense this season of transition–Lord, grant the risky grace of “release” and grant joy while the nest is still full.

About Julie

A happy wife, a mom on the learning curve, a daughter of the King . . .
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3 Responses to Five Minute Friday — {Risk}

  1. Renae Ashton says:

    I am learning to take the “risks” of being a mom! And I loved your analogue to the mess around your house being the signs of life 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. juliesunne says:

    I’m walking alongside you on this one, Julie! We’ll release together, if not in person then in spirit. Praying I let myself enjoy and treasure the remaining two months!

  3. Christy says:

    I am afraid I’ll blink my eyes and my nest will start leaving, too. You sound like you have a beautiful family with so much love. I hope when you have to start “releasing” that you feel loved in every way.

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