Friday, February 3, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Real

Real.

I used to think real was what you can see.  Touch.  But as I've aged matured I know that real is more of what you don't see.

Real marriage is what happens between husband and wife at home.  Arguing, yes.  Say things you wish you could take back, yes.  Loving, yes. Intimacy, yes.  Die for him, yes.  Even if mad at him, yes!

We let people see what we want them to see.  Real is what is, seen or unseen.

Real is what a child whispers in the back seat when he thinks you aren't paying attention.  Real parenting is what happens between parent and child in the trenches.  Raising voices, yes.  Loosing patience, yes.  Time out for mommies, yes.  Unconditional love, yes. Learning to let go, yes.  Die for him, yes.  Even if mad at him, yes!

We let people see what we want them to see. Real is what is, seen or unseen.

Real is friends who have lasted through high school drama.  Cancer.  Wrong choices.  Childbirth and miscarriage. Moving---again.  Real is being committed to teach other in our imperfections and choosing to love anyway. Real stands the test of time.

Real is the day-to-day, in-andout of life that is uncensored, unprotected and unedited.

Real is hard.  Real is messy.  Real is painful.  Real is  precious.


On Friday I join Lisa-Jo over at thegypsymama for Five Minute Friday. She prompts us with a one word topic, and we stop, drop and write. We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it's just right or not.


Click on the link above to enjoy and be encouraged by other bloggers' own 5 minutes of freedom. Any of us would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for coming by!


Happy Friday Y'all!





1 comment:

  1. Robin, I love this. You are a very insightful young lady, and I am proud to be your aunt!

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