Thursday, May 9, 2013

Comfort To Be A Comfort{Five-Minute Friday}


Five Minute FridayToday I am joining my friends and Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can.

The prompt this week is: Comfort

I remember crawling up in bed between my mom and dad as a little girl.  There was just something about about being snuggled up between them that gave me comfort.  Comfort to go back to sleep after a bad dream. Comfort to talk about anything and everything.  Comfort to just be.  Even as became a teenager and was to really to big to be crashing in their bed I still found my comfort there.  I remember a couple of nights before my wedding when the nerves and excitement were increasing I wanted so much to tap on their door one last time but I couldn't I was grown up.... I was to old to need mommy and daddy to comfort me, right ?  A few minutes later my daddy tapped on my door and asked if I wanted to talk.  I jumped out of my bed, rush past him and jumped in next to mom.  We talked for hours.  That time with my mom and dad was such a comfort as I walked into marriage.

Monday night as my baby girl got home from college I was in bed with a migraine and what did she do but crawl in right next to me and talked until we both fell asleep.  Then tonight my son stop by for a visit and snuggled up right next to me on the couch.  I hope that their dad and I have been as much of a comfort to them as my parent have been to me.  However, I pray even more that we that always pointed them to the One that is the Great Comforter that will be with them always.

Who has been there to comfort you ?  Who are you comforting ?


Amy

8 comments:

  1. I love this...one of my absolute favorite things is when my daughter is in the mood to snuggle. She wasn't a cuddly baby, but has started to make up for it in the last year. I love that she finds comfort in my arms...and I find it in being able to wrap my arms around her and hold her. Beautiful post, friend. Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Hi Amy ... I LOVE this sweet story and the warmth of the relationship you have with both parents. What a treasure!

    Linda

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  3. I must admit, I have to ask my hubby to remind me that I will miss those moments. Of toes in my face after they fell asleep and not being able to roll over because I'll fall off the bed;)

    I don't want them to go away...

    beautiful, Amy {HUGS}

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  4. Beautifully written Amy!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Aw, I just love that your older kids are like that. I hope my kids do the same!

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  6. I loved the space right between my parents when I was little. It's funny now as a mom, my littles always want to be right there in the middle too. Sandwiched in tight with arms and legs right up next to me. And in all truth, besides the elbows to the nose in the middle of the night on occasion, I find it comforting too.

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  7. Oh, these memories are beautiful! My mom used to get migraines too and she had a waterbed (remember those?) and I would ask if I could crawl into bed with her and she would say, "Yes, but be real gentle and don't slosh the bed too much" :)

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