In the Middle

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday.  The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “middle”. It was so good to see this crew and get back into the groove of FMF. We’d love to have you join us.  Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there! 

I hear my sister and I singing loudly to a beloved country song “We meet in the middle neath that old Georgia pine, you start walking my way, I start walking yours.” It is the first thing that popped into my mind when I read this week’s word prompt. It is a song that holds special memories and a special place in my heart.

There is something holy about being in the middle especially when the middle is that place where we find ourselves. In fact, sometimes being in the middle is exactly where we need to be. The middle is one of the best places to be like the creme in the Oreo cookie, or the meat in the midst of a yummy sandwich and so much more.

I like being in the middle of my dear friends. One day we will gather at a table where some of us will indeed be stuck in the middle surrounded by one another. We will all start walking toward one another where we will meet in the middle. 

And sometimes, it is in the middle of the sky that God paints God’s masterpieces; a night sky, the stars scattered across that same sky, and so much more. The middle isn’t such a bad place to be, is it? 

44 thoughts on “In the Middle

    • Thanks! It actually came from an episode of Full House. Joey and Jessie were sharing with Stephanie all the great things that are in the middle and the Oreo was one they named. I always remember that.

  1. Love that song too! Being in the middle. ..So many meanings. I have not written yet today. On my way! May the middle of each of our days allow us to pause and pray. Give thanks for the morning and pray for the last half of your day to serve gone well if not better than the first half of your day. Jenn

  2. Tara,
    I actually use the Oreo often to reassure my middle girl that she's special too. I tell her that she's the cream in my oreo. That she's extra sweet. (She's my puppy personality and her sisters are two kittens. They're not as eager to have you interrupt their physical space. She's all heart and sometimes not enough boundaries.)
    Anyway, I loved your post as I always do!

  3. Stuck in the middle reminds me of a group hug, with everyone in the middle! I'm not into oreos, but I sure do love my sandwiches full of tangy, creamy, tasty fillings that include lots of veggies and yummy dressings. And the night sky? Some of God's most glorious art!

  4. I don't do the fmf, but when I first saw on people's blogs that the word was "middle," my first thought was of Oreos, too. 🙂 Love also the middle of good sandwiches, of family and friends, and the middle between extremes (except where it's necessary to take a stand on one side or the other.)

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