Friday, September 12, 2014

Five Minute Friday...Am I Ready?

Today is Five Minute Friday.  A flash mob of sorts, a group of bloggers coming together to blog about  the same word for five minutes. The rules are simple, one word, five minutes, no editing. Today's word is READY.


I am known for asking questions, lots of questions. It's what I do. Over the years there is one question I have asked myself repeatedly. Am I ready?

A young 18 year old about to move onto a small college campus...I was scared and unsure. I kept asking myself...Am I ready?

A young 22 year old standing at the back of church about to walk to aisle towards my groom...Am I ready? I was an thus began a great adventure!

A 24 year old finding out that I am indeed pregnant...Am I ready?

The night before my first day as a homeschool mom, a pile of curriculum stretched out before me...Am I ready? A scary step that resulted in yet another great I miss everyday.

The mother of a 16 year old ready to go out solo driving for the first time...Am I ready...Is she ready?

Unloading boxes and suitcases at a school so far away from home....Am I ready to say goodbye? Only to have this process repeated again in two years and again with our youngest in just two more years.

A daughter dressed in white...was I ready? Another daughter dressed in white...was I ready? A son taking my arm and seating me at his wedding...was I ready? I mean just yesterday each one of these kids was just a toddler holding my hand to cross the street!

An empty nest, a quiet house, a new adventure waiting around the I ready?

In each instance I was ready, whether I knew it or not. I was ready because God was directing my steps and the steps of my children. He knows with each change in my life I will wonder that very same question, He knows I may fight it a little, He knows I may be a little bit scared and possibly overwhelmed, but thankfully I know HIM and I trust ready or not let the adventures keep coming!


  1. Hi, Brenda! We are FMF neighbors today. :)

    I am with you in never being certain I'm ready. I plan and make lists and try to prepare myself, but I always hesitate to take the next step. Thank God we can trust in Him!

  2. By the way, I really like your blog template and background!

    May I ask where you got the question mark image in this post? I've seen a site with similar free images, but I can't find it again.

    1. Thanks! Funny thing this morning I was thinking maybe it was time for a change...glad you like it! I think I got my image from istock. It was the original graphic when I first started my blog, so I am kind of guessing, but I get all my images from there or clipart.

  3. Lovely post! There are so many times in our lives when we ponder our readiness. I'm so thankful that God knows when we are ready, even if we don't feel like we are. Popped in from FMF. Blessings to you, Brenda.


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