19 July 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Belong

"On Fridays hundreds of writers gather [chez Lisa-Jo] to put words to their days. You’re welcome to join from your blog, your pen and paper, your thoughts left [@ Lisa-Jo's] in the comments. As long as you write. From anywhere – your desk, your phone in the car pool line, your rocking chair with the baby in your arm and you typing on your computer.

How to Join:
Want to know how... how to participate? ...

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on the word~ 


To be... long

Existing for a significant time 
covering a substantial distance

To long... to be

          Wishing, craving, yearning,
aspiring, desiring to be 
present, current, real

To belong

fitting, feeling right, measuring appropriately...
classifying or assigning rightly to a specific place or time...
including, blending, complementing, conforming...

We do belong,
in every sense of the word, family ~

And if nothing else, all ten of us living together, mostly out of vans and/or a tent for 6 weeks while traveling on 3 different continents confirms that truth.


  1. Oh you must have so much fun (in the good times at least :) ) with so many! We have four littles so far and I love how close and wonderful it can be to belong here in our families. Beautiful pictures :)

    1. we do. it is one of those things that i love, but also - sometimes - just watch and marvel... how God has knit our family together.

  2. This one made my heart smile. Beautiful!

  3. I would so love to travel with our kids! Someday, when my husband's job is more flexible, and so is our bank account, it will happen. :)

    1. we had this opportunity - and it will probably be a once in a lifetime, as far as doing something like this with the whole family, so we took the opportunity. don't miss it when that day comes for your family!

  4. What an adventure you are living! Thank you for visiting my blog!

    1. adventure is fun... but we are also thankful to be home and settling in after moving back from overseas. :-)


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