For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
Won’t you join us?
- 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
This weeks word is - 'Unexpected'.
Life can be unexpected
with all the twists and turns.
Parenting is this way, really really unexpected.
I wasn't quite prepared for the way my heart enlarged
when I brought my baby home from hospital.
Or the way my heart ached when their heart ached.
The awe of being a mother was previously unimaginable,
hard to comprehend
and NOW hard to imagine any other way.
The teenage years are so very unexpected.
BUT it's not like you think.
Things happen, wheels spin, the world turns on its axis
and everything changes,
in ways that you never dreamed of.
It's all a bit of a surprise ...
the gaining of independence, the pulling away,
the learning to drive, of getting a job,
of securing their own future.
It's all kind of bitter sweet.
Unexpected joy, unexpected loss!