13 May 2011

Five Minute Friday: Deep Breath

This writing prompt is from Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday. Please visit her site to join in the fun!

We are to write for five minutes, unedited, free from worry of corrections and saying "just the right thing". This week's prompt is: Deep Breath


I took a deep breath the day that they told me that my baby girl was growing inside me. I was happy, excited, and it put me in my seat because I wasn't expecting to be expecting with a four-month old baby at home already.

When I sat down -and I guess it was possibly closer to a near-fainting than a regular sitting down- they asked me if I was OK. Yes, I was OK, just very surprised. My little sister was with me that day, and I think that she needed to sit down, too. I remember that we both laughed, nervous laughter, but also the "only you" kind of laughter that sisters do when they know the other has gotten into something unexpected.

People have often asked me if my baby girl was unplanned. No, although she wasn't expected to come so soon after my youngest son, she wasn't unplanned. I have always wanted a houseful of babies. But, even more than any plans that my husband or I had, Heavenly Father had plans for a baby to enter my life at that point in time and He has plans for her life.

I took a deep breath and pushed her into this world early one June morning and have been holding my breath ever since.


  1. Oh my...your last sentence brought tears to my eyes....holding your breath ever since...beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post. I'm glad, as it brought me here. I appreciated yours very much. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend!!

  2. @A Plain Path

    Thank you! I appreciate your kind comments so much. I was happy to read your post, too. My little baby days are long behind me. The baby girl in my post will be 16 this year. Where does the time go?

    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, too. Thank you!

  3. Visiting from 5 Minute Friday. LOVE your post.

  4. @Beth

    Thank you, Beth, for commenting and for following. I appreciate both very much. I'm so glad that you loved my post. :)

  5. visiting from 5 minute Friday and I love this. I agree, the last sentence is amazing. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. @Patty Ann

    Thank you, Patty Ann! I appreciate these kind comments so much. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    I hope that all of you have a great weekend!


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