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Five Minute Friday ~ Grasp

It is that day of the week. The day of the week in which I not only dance and sing my Friday Song, but also the day of the week in which I join others in a fun writing exercise inspired by Lisa-Jo. A day when I am challenged to think about one word and write from my heart for a mere five minutes. Today's word is grasp. Here we go........

My children, oh, how I wish I could hold you tight in my grasp for eternity.

How I wish I could shelter you from any storm, safe in your mama's arms.....
protecting you from evils
protectimg you from disappointments
protecting you from hurts

protecting you from the really hard days.

Yet, if I don't loosen this grasp you will not grow,
your wings will not learn how to fly.

So I hide my heart's desire to hold on, I loosen my grasp and I lift my prayers up to my Heavenly Father. 

A Father who can protect much better than I. 

 Ah, Lord God! 
Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth
 by your great power and outstretched arm. 
There is nothing too hard for you. 
Jeremiah 32:17

A Father that is mighty to save.
  The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. 
He will take great delight in you, 
he will quiet you with his love, 
he will rejoice over you with singing.
Zep. 3:17

A Father who loves abundantly. 
I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
 the praises of the LORD,
 according to all that the LORD has granted us, 
and the great goodness to the house of Israel 
that he has granted them according to his compassion, 
according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
Isaiah 63:7


I cheated, but just a little. The Bible verses were added after my five minutes had expired. The rest, the words which I can claim as my own, were written during my allotted time. :)

Why don't you come a long to join the Five Minute Friday party? 


  1. The addition of the Bible verses was extra time well spent! I can identify with that feeling of wanting to hold on to our precious babes. Glad you linked up with Five Minute Friday!

  2. Adding scripture is always worthwhile - even if it takes you more than five minutes. I know they were wonderful for me to read. :) Thanks for cheating.

  3. So grateful to read your words through FMF this morning. You spoke my mama's heart...the desire to cling and recognizing only by releasing my grip can I truly allow all the blessings of God's touch upon them. And that picture of you and your children -- such a beautiful image of the good, loving grasp. :)

  4. My guess is, you thought of the Bible verse while writing and just needed the extra time to make sure you quoted them right ;)

    beautiful write, friend...I'm with you on this. wanting to hold on tight, all the while realizing His grip is stronger than my own. To think, He loves my child more than I ever could...that overwhelms me.

    love and hugs to you, friend!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing today as I so needed to hear your words and His Word on this topic today. Blessings!

  6. The photo is a few years old (my boy is now taller than me!) but as soon as I saw our prompt word I thought of this picture. I continue to grab both of them tight whenever I get the chance....while still letting go. :)

    Isn't it amazing? God's love for us is even GREATER than a mother's love for her child ~ this blows me away and assured me that my children are in good hands.

  7. This is so true: "Yet, if I don't loosen this grasp you will not grow,
    your wings will not learn how to fly." Although my little man is only 9, I'm realizing I must the letting go starts even now.
    Glad to connect:))

  8. Beautiful! It's so true, we mamas desire to hold on to them, but it's in the letting go that WE realize just how much their heavenly Father loves them...even more than we do!
    Thanks for stopping by.


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