Friday, March 30, 2012

Five-Minute Friday with Gypsy Mama: Gift

I love Five-Minute Friday with Gypsy Mama.  It gets my creative juices flowing.  It makes me free write for five minutes flat out about something.  Today the word is "gift."


Gift isn't hard to write about.  There are so many around me!  I think of our new great-grandson, Everett, a peach of a little fellow.  Now four months old.  A gift from God he is.

Then there's his big sister, Kylie, now three.  What a cutie she is!  Full of the joy of colors, especially pink and purple, dolls and books, coloring pictures.  A gift from God she is.

My husband, Bob.  Truly my gift from God.  Bob has been my partner, my friend, my lover for almost 31 years.  Through it all, he has been by my side.  He has cared for me through
seven, or is it eight, surgeries in the last decade.  He never complained.
A gift from God he is.

Then there are our children, Craig, Suzanne and Steve.  What more can parents ask for than three children grown, out in the world doing their jobs and growing families.  

And with them come the grandchildren -- Kory, Michael, Tyler and Alyssa.  Life has been filled with gifts, all from God.

The gift of springtime every year.  Filled with brilliant colors of blooming flowers and trees, the promise held in blue skies and sunlight, and the thought of fresh produce soon. 

And then there is the best gift of all -- the gift of God's Son, Jesus Christ.  
Sacrificed to die a brutal death on the cross for the sins of the world.  Yes, our sins.
  How can I not rejoice over this gift?  

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours
but also
for the sins of the whole world.
I John 2:2 (NIV)


Scripture verse and images added after the five minutes was finished.

Linking up with Gypsy Mama this morning.  Want you join us?


  1. Our lives are filled with gifts. I loved reading about yours.

  2. Somehow gift turns into gratitude in these posts! Thanks for stopping by blog a few times and encouraging me the like button.

    1. Laura, I love hearing about your family and especially your Princesses! And you always have something wise to share. Your blog title, Pruning Princesses, is a charmer. :)

  3. Wow, a great-grandma. I can't even begin to imagine. So nice today to read about everyone's gifts from God. :)

    1. Sara, there's a long story behind those great-grandkids. Too long to share here. :)

      I'm so glad you stopped by. It was fun today reading everyone's list of gifts. A true blessing!


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