Welcome (Five Minute Friday)

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 “Welcome.” Write for five minutes; unedited.

There is a welcome mat laying in front of my door. A simple reminder that my door is always open. And my table is always ready to welcome another friend or family member. There is always a place for them to pull up a chair to the table. These friends and family members are always welcome here,
yet there are things I still want to welcome into my life.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love babies. My arms are always open to welcome a little one into my arms and to snuggle with them. There is something so holy about holding a precious infant in my arms. At at thirty six years old, I am so ready for a family of my own. I am so ready to be a mom and a wife. I yearn so deeply and my door is always ready to welcome these people into my life. Yet God hasn’t welcomed those things into my life yet.

I know that I need to wait on God’s timing and not my own. God will welcome my deepest desires into my heart if that is what God desires for me. Or God will show me new dreams to welcome into my life. And perhaps these dreams will be welcomed as I cling to my #oneword365 for this year “brave.” This word is a word that I didn’t really want to welcome into my life, but it is the word that chose me and that God chose for me.

Being brave, I trust that God will welcome what God knows that I need.