Five Minute Friday – Remember

People all over the world blogging on the same topic on the same day for just five minutes and linking up at Lisa Jo’s place. Today’s topic: Remember.

Five Minute Friday



It’s amazing to me how little I remembered of being little until my daughter came along. I had snippets here and there, moments frozen in time. Some I think are remembered from pictures. Now I can remember what being little felt like. I can remember the struggles, the joy. I remember hours spent on our backyard swing. It faced over a farmer’s field and I would swing as high as my little legs could pump me and imagine I was flying over that field. I loved it when the farmer was in his field with his tractor. It felt like a show put on just for me.

I remember what it felt like when my 3 friends decided they didn’t want to be friends anymore. I remember feeling totally rejected in 3rd grade. And I remember my big sister getting the ball back for me on the playground when a bigger kid took it.

As I watch my daughter grow and go through all the things in a little girl’s world, I remember what it feels like. And suddenly, compassion comes more easily. If she has a horrible day, I want to know why. I want her to share those pains with me and to know the unconditional love that she has from me. Remembering being little makes me a better mother.

I hope I never forget that.


3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Remember

  1. LOVE the beautiful picture you painted with words about your childhood. I, too, loved “swinging as high as my little legs could pump”. Best feeling EVER! It’s even great as an adult. *Stopped in from FMF… love your blog.

  2. You are so right! The other day when Allie was talking about how hard something was it completely took me back to when I was nine and had the same fears. This was a great post.
    visiting from the Friday link-up

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