Friday, January 18, 2013

Make My Saturday Sweet - Blog Hop #23

Here is my first attempt at taking part in the 5 Minute Friday writing prompt. I confess, I did edit and I did backtrack. I even went over by 3 minutes, but I was interrupted for a moment, so maybe that’s not too serious. I hope I’ll be able to follow all the rules next time. Today’s word is…


My youngest daughter is cherished. She came at a time when I wasn’t ready to be pregnant a fourth time around. I had three kids who were growing up and finding their independence. I was starting to dream again about the things that interest me.

But she has been such a blessing to us. She came when we all needed her. She has brought us all closer together. She is a joy and a pleasure. She brightens our world and makes it a better place.

I would have missed this treasure if I had had my way. Abortion is not an option in our home, but not getting pregnant in the first place was what I had decided was right for me. Do we always know what’s best for us? Do we always make the right choices?

Daughter, I’m so glad that it wasn’t up to me. I’m so glad that I didn’t have as much control in this matter as I had hoped. I’m glad that I fell accidentally pregnant with you. The pregnancy was rough on me and the birth was tough. Your colic was terrible and my arms ached from holding you, but those days are now past. You are growing fast. The world is a place to discover. Making new friends is always a delight. You are cherished.

Five Minute Friday

Amanda drew and painted this yesterday.
She's 4 years old. 

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