5 Minute Friday - Belong
I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker for her 5 Minute Friday writing flash mob.
Today's word - Belong.
I wanted to be just like my brothers growing up, except I didn’t belong to “the boys club”. Instead I was the one chased by my brothers on bicycles holding bugs out over their handlebars, taunting me with the horrid creatures they knew I was afraid of.
In high school I wanted to be one of the popular girls. Instead my parents moved 1800 miles away as I was nearing the end of my freshman year. The girls I came to like at my new school had different colored skin than I did and because of the state we lived in and the times of the decade I was told we couldn’t be friends. I couldn’t belong in their group.
As a young adult, I socialized with co-workers and neighbors. Most of them smoked and drank and played dangerously close to cheating on their spouses or significant others. I never really felt I belonged in that crowd, always begging out early on their gatherings.
As maturity began to set in, I started to realize that I was living what my heart was after. I had belonged all along. I belonged to family that loved me fiercely. I belonged by my husband’s side, supporting and encouraging him. I belonged at my children’s side; loving them, training them and then letting them go to be who we raised them to be.
Our granddaughter with her great-grandfather. Belonging.
Most importantly I belong to Christ.. For I realize that I have been ransomed from the futile way of living passed on to me by my traditions, ransomed not by any money payment of this earth. No, the price was, in fact, the life blood of Christ, the unblemished and unstained perfect lamb of sacrifice. 1 Peter 1:18-19
I belong right where I'm at.