Today, we are joining up with Five-Minute-Friday, where we write on a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today’s word prompt is: BELONG.
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“Mommy, can I be long here?”
I was curled up on the one end of the couch I call my own in the morning hours. My coffee in hand and my pen in the other, my knees curled up and my journal resting with thoughts scribbled out and moments jotted down.
I look down to the other end of the red couch and there he lies all stretched out.
“See how long I am?”
“Yes, Matt-ey, you are getting so long!!”
“I can reach from here to here.” as he points his toes into mine.
He’s so proud to be growing big and I’m proud as well.
We’re now in the fun stage where A’s, B’s, and C’s just aren’t letters but they make sounds and form words…words to be sounded out and read on the page.
We’re in the days when there’s something new to discover each day…a baby toad jumping across the gravel and worms under the wood.
Every day holds adventure. Every day is play.
He leaves his laying-out-long and comes to my end of the couch.
“Mom, can I be here?”
It’s my turn to uncurl legs and be long. I stretch out and make room on my lap for this little guy growing big.
Together we curl up on my end of the couch, I slow down to his pace and cradle him in with arms wrapped tight.
The coffee waits and the pen gets put away because right now something else belongs here on my lap…some one who stretches out long and reaches right into my heart.
Encouraging you to stretch-out-long this weekend and spend some time belonging with those you love. Happy Friday, everyone!