Friday, November 6, 2015

Our First Dance | Five-Minute Friday

Welcome to Five-Minute Friday's free-write! Today's topic is "Dance".

What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write!


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Flash back 3.5 years ago...

We spent the day surrounded by friends and family. Dressed in our finest clothes. Slightly damp and chilled from a cool and rainy day in May.

After the exchange of our wedding vows and a bunch of wedding pictures, we excitedly made our way to the reception.

We visited with family and friends who traveled from near and far to be with us on our special day.

We ate meatballs, drank coffee and inhaled that amazingly delicious raspberry-filled white cake.

It was time for our first dance.

The song was "Crazy Like You" by Josh Grider (not particularly romantic, but true for us!)
"I say everybody's crazy so what you gonna to do
You need to find somebody crazy like you
Someone you can fuss and fight with
And when you make up then you can love all night with
Someone who shares your particular point of view
Oh they bound to be crazy, just make sure they're crazy like you"
Fast forward 3.5 years...

The house is a mess but it is filled with love.

Toddler is awake and making his requests known to the world.

Baby brother is sleeping in with daddy.

I haven't slept a full night in 5 months and it shows.

Harvest is complete and the first snowflakes fell yesterday.

Our love has changed since our first dance, but for the better. We are two oh-so-imperfect people. We definitely have our marital squabbles. Yet our love is growing deeper through each year and each trial we face as a team.

Who knows what the next few years have in store for us? 

Well, God knows and I trust Him.

His plans for us are good. I thank God for my wonderful husband and the sweet boys He has blessed us with. Life has its trials but this life is better than I could ever have dreamed up.

I look to the future with a joyful anticipation of what the Lord has in store our family!
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. JEREMIAH 29:11
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Disclaimer: This one took longer than 5 minutes. I had written an entirely different post and it just didn't feel right. So... I deleted everything and wrote this :) 

***Bible verse and lyrics added after the timer***



16 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how life changes from the first dance. Life is a continuous dance :) Blessings!

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    1. It is, it is! Thank you for stopping by, Joanne!

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  2. Ok I love this post - not just because it's beautiful and poignant, but because I can't believe you actually wrote it in 5 mins with no editing! I'm SO impressed!! :)

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    1. Rachel - I just added a "disclaimer" on this one :) I wrote an entirely different post for the 5 minutes but it just didn't feel write.... Soooo I deleted it all and started fresh for another 5 minutes! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Such a sweet and true picture of how the dance changes....and grows deeper and richer and crazier.

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    1. That is so true, Melanie... especially the crazy part :)

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  4. Just lovely! Now go get yourself some more coffee . . . so you can dance through the rest of the day.

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. What a beautiful story! It's amazing how the dance of life and love changes in beat and pace as we move across the floor! May you both continue to grow and enjoy the dance! Happy Friday to you! (Stopping by from FMF #42)

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  6. Hi neighbor or at least today on FMF. Love that first dance and yes those years get better and better. Get some sleep!!!!

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    1. Oh I will do my best, Deborah :) Thank you for stopping over!

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  7. just beautiful!!!! the hubby and celebrated 10 years this week, I think we need a dance tonight after dinner :)

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    1. Belated congratulations, MB!!!! What a beautiful anniversary to celebrate :)

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  8. Awww Cute post! Those are beautiful memories. Have a wonderful weekend!

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