Thursday, June 27, 2013

five minute friday - in between

Every Friday Lisa-Jo hosts a group of bloggers who write for five minutes on a given topic.  Find all of the rules here.
I'm thirty-two and so much of my life has felt in between. Stuck where I am and waiting for the next thing to begin, that is the in between. I have wrestled it, cried over it, tried to ignore it, and sometimes I have embraced it in mostly a "trying to use reverse psychology on God" move. But have I enjoyed it? I'm not sure.

Right now the in between is different. The testing and guessing of the mysteries of our youngest son came to a stop this spring. "See you in a year. We have nothing else to say." said the medical experts.

So we wait and we work and we play and we practice. But mostly we wait and see. This in between of making progress but still these gaps. Still the lack of answers. Of labels.

Tonight in the in between the four of us went to a movie, which happened only once before - a year ago. Tonight the toddler laughed and gulped soda. He munched popcorn like a pro and talked to the screen. When he got fussy, The Hubs took him out, and somehow he fell asleep without a fight.

A normal family outing for us in this season of in between.


Five Minute Friday


  1. Aww <3 I hope it all gets figured out. What a handsome family!

  2. Oh my stars -- trying to use reverse phycology on God! I think that's what I do -- I need correction. I need to love the messy middle and in between knowing that God has me there for such a time as this!

  3. Such good words...blessings to you and your family during these in betweens of life. Thank you for sharing. :)

  4. Oh the little joys of being with your family at a movie. To escape the questions. The unknowns. The labels, or lack of one. I pray you will enjoy many more of these this summer!

    Happy Friday!

  5. What a precious little boy! So thankful your family enjoyed your times at the movies. May He continue to bring answers and strengthen you in the in-between places of your life.

  6. OH, this is a hard in-between. Good for you for finding a way to make fun and form memories together. I surely hope you find answers soon - your sons are beautiful.

  7. And in the in between you are living a life building memories, doing laundry and being normal. Even though your lines are different than ours, you color with the same crayons. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing today.

  8. Beautiful words...praying sweet blessings to you and your family for more normal outings during your in betweens. Thank you for sharing. :)

  9. it's tough being inbetween - recognizing something and not finding anyone with the answers, the identifer! - but moms, we are fighters - if we can't find a way we make a way! Praying for a way and for sweet moments in the inbetween!


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