I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day 26 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “moment.” We would love to have you join us.
When someone dies, we remember the moment we heard the news. It’s hard not to forget that moment. Because that moment changes life. I think of my dear friend Leslye and the moment she found out about her beloved Jim. I wonder what it must have been like to hear those words. I also think of all my friends who have gotten that hard news.
And knowing how grief can be so exhausting, I find myself remembering the moments with my friends and family I’ve lost. I think of all the fun times my friend Ben and so many of us shared at seminary. I think of my beloved English teacher and the times at state theater. I especially remember the time I woke up to that trip with laryngitis. My friends not allowing me to speak until we performed at the state competition. The moments we treasured with those we loved add up in big and little moments. Moments that we are to cherish.
These moments are to be held in the depths of our hearts. These moments are not to be forgotten. These moments are meant to be shared as we remember the ones we’ve loved and lost.