Friday, May 6, 2011

5 Minute Friday

If you came from Lily Pad Cards, my Color Throw-down post is HERE.

I found a wonderful, inspirational blog called "The Gypsy Mama" ; every week there is a 5 Minute Friday Challenge.
Where we throw caution (editing, revising, and worrying) to the winds and just write. Without wondering if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat. The rules are easy.
  1. Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
  2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
  3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.
    {Pretty please turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!}
This is my first goes!

Motherhood should come with......

I think motherhood should come with training wheels......
Remember when you were first learning to ride a two-wheeler bike and it was all so brand new. Learning to keep your balance, figure out the brakes and the handlebars. Coordinating everything to keep upright and moving forward took some practice. It all comes so naturally after a short while but that initial attempt is scary. You may never let those training wheels touch the ground, may never need to use them, but knowing they are there gives you the confidence you need to keep pedaling.

Motherhood is mostly instinct....but its scary too. Coordinating all the demands and the emotions of being a mother takes practice. I remember thinking how much easier having my second son was because I'd made and learned from so many blunders with #1. I believe God chooses first children knowing the resilience they will need. Wish I had training wheels to give me the confidence to keep upright and keep moving forward even in those moments of self-doubt.

Happy Mother's Day


  1. This is so wonderful Nancy! You did a great job and I love what you wrote! Happy Mother's Day to you too!...Nancy :o)

  2. what an amazing post Nancy. You have summed up Motherhood perfectly. I hope your DIL reads this with babe coming....Blessings and Happy Mother's Day to you...

  3. wheels for motherhood. What a warm thought. I love it.

  4. Nancy, I love this post! It certainly would have made parenting easier had I been able to use those training wheels. . .even to this day. *sigh* I've learned to revel in the good days, knowing there will be tough ones ahead. And during those tough days, I've also learned to hang in there, knowing good days will come around again.

    I feel so lucky to know you and truly hope that one day we meet in person! Sending hugs and Happy Mother's Day to you!

  5. Wonderful five minutes and oh so true... I wish I had training wheels all the time. Each age is a new trial and learn and each child! :)
    Happy Mother's Day to you and blessings to you and your family!


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