July 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Present

Five Minute Friday

I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo. Don't be afraid to leave a comment if you're new! Today's word prompt is Present


I'm starting this post with a quote that I just love! In today's day and age everyone seems to be half way there. In our attempt to be connected, but are often tuned out. Pssst! It's okay to disconnect for a while. Don't be afraid to be fully where you are. Who might see a opportunity that you might have otherwise missed.  *end of rant*

"Wherever you are, be all there." -Jim Elliot

Last week was great. I had the love of my life right next to me. Laptops were turned off, and we enjoyed being together. It was nice to be all there. Instead of constantly wondering what Kev was up to. I was fully present and cherished each moment. Saying goodbye was the hardest things I've ever had to do.

We're back in two different states now, struggling as we figure out how we ever lived apart. It's hard not having him right next to me. We were shown a glimpse of the future, and now we have to be patient. I was just reading screenies from a couple years ago. It's funny how some things never change. 

We need to be fully present where the Lord has us, even if that isn't with each other. It is a test of faith for sure! 



  1. May He grow your faith as you walk out this path. Blessings!

  2. I love the quote. I didn't realize it was from Jim Elliot. Hang in there! Your post reminded me so much of myself and my husband when we were dating. Out of 13 momhts, we were only together for 3 of those before getting married. The best thing about getting married was not saying goodbye anymore. We've now been married 20 years next month. It'll be so sweet when you two get to be together always. Wishing you the best from an FMF friend.


  3. Long distance. No fun :( I LOVE that saying. I totally need to live that.


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