Friday, January 18, 2013

Cherished-Five Minute Friday

Joining LisaJoBaker today for Five Minute Friday!

Here's the skinny:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. That is like the one rule we all really care about. For reals.


When I first saw the word "cherished" in my email this morning as the prompt for FMF, the first thing that came to my mind was a documentary I watched last week called Finger of God. At the very end they were praying for a homeless man and the narrator was wondering aloud "why him? why this homeless man?" He then had the revelation of God's love for this man. That he was a prince, a child of the king. I was undone. We are all the same, children of God and we are cherished by Him. This still goes straight to my heart.

Then I read LisaJo's post and a couple of others that come to my email. I usually try not to do this so that I won't be swayed in what I write. But I read them anyway. Then I cried. Tears at work, always fun. But their posts about being loved by their husbands and cherishing them. Oh, how I miss my husband. I miss holding hands and falling asleep together. I miss looking into his eyes and seeing how he cherished me. I miss being a wife. I miss him and I cherish the memories the I have, tucked away in my heart.

(For those that don't know me, Jerry went home to Jesus Sept. 30, 2011 after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer.)

 This was our last "date". A riverboat ride for his birthday about 3 weeks before he passed away.
 This was taken during our God-given roadtrip. A family vacation in Aug. 2011.
Our first Christmas together :)
Our Wedding <3>


  1. aww. My heart aches for you. There really isn't much to say, except I am sorry he's not there and I hope that the Lords presence can somehow help fill the void. I don't know how you deal! Wonderful thoughts here though. I like what you said about the homeless man. That was touching. Thanks for sharing a hard thing and the photos as well. Take care, Rebekah

  2. I'm so sorry about your husband. :( Tears are good though. Although I'm told it's better to have someone to cry to. Do you ever feel that way? I don't realize it until after I'm done crying on someone's shoulder that it actually does feel better.

    ANYWAYS thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    1. It's true, having a shoulder to cry on definitely helps. Sometimes I don't even know I need to cry, until I am!

      Vicki :)

  3. Vicki I am blessed by your revelation, and certainly lifting you up in prayer. Thank you for opening your heart to your readers like that.

    Also, I hadn't heart about 5 Minute Friday until this week and now you're the 3rd blogger I've seen participating. I may have to join in tomorrow :)

    Have a great day!

    xo Kristin

    1. Thank you!

      I love 5 Minute Fridays! It is really a fun community! It always stretches me a little and is amazing how God works. :)