I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “Present.”
I am here!
PRESENT and accounted for!
I am sorry that some of you were a tad worried that I hadn’t posted yet. It has been a hard few days. On Wednesday night, my purse was stolen. It had my cards, id, both sets of car keys, etc. So my present reality has been waiting for a detective to call me and trying to figure out how to get new keys for my car since both sets were in the stolen purse. It also has been making numerous phone calls to cancel old cards etc.
This morning, I had the joy of being present with a diaconal sister and friend. It was just what I needed to take my mind off of the heart hurt and ickiness I feel after having my purse stolen. It is so incredibly violating. I know that I am safe because my house keys were on a different key ring that was in my possession. Rationally I know that I am safe but irrationally my mind is going everywhere else. Let’s just say I didn’t sleep very well on Wednesday night. I tossed and turned and got up to check out every single noise that I heard.
Today I was present with my friend though. We got to eat and break bread together and catch up on life. And so many others have been present with me in the last few days. I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of love. * A sweet surprise of a purse left on my doorstep, a friend who rescued me by delivering me toilet paper and also a friend who took me around so I can finish a few different errands. Today, I am thankful of the gift of friends and family who God has placed in my life to be present with me.
The last few days are not days that I particulary want to be present in. But I am thankful that I am safe, that I am healthy, and that the things in my purse are replaceable. In celebration of my one word “embrace,” for the year, I want to embrace the good things. I want to embrace those of you who have prayed for me or are still praying for me. I want to embrace the cops who are doing their job. I especially want to embrace the love of all of you who have loved me. For that I am eternally grateful!
Now I am going to be present by catching up with all of your blogs, finish this episode of Little House on the Prairie that I am watching, and continue to give thanks as I am present in today. Today is indeed a new day!!
*This is where my five minutes ended.