My Real Life

June 24, 2011

Friday Five – Wonder

Filed under: Five Question Friday — Amy @ 8:08 am

(The Friday Five taken from The Gypsy Mama)

The end of the week – a good time for few words.

Want to take five minutes with me and see which ones bubble to the surface?

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

Today’s prompt – Wonder


Last night I was full of wonder as I lay on my bed.

Every summer I rewatch the Little House on the Prairie series.  Head to the library and rent them all, one disc at a time.

For someone as tech involved as I am, it may seem strange that I am so drawn to stories about a much, much simpler time, but I am.  I love it.  It reinvigorates me to center on the home and I really enjoy it.

So, Real Man and I were on the bed, me watching the show while playing with the baby, he playing on his Xoom tablet.  One by one, the monkeys made their way into the room.  First, Monkey Girl, then Baby Monkey, then, finally, Monkey in the Middle.  Soon, all 6 of us were snuggled on our bed, bodies crisscrossed, entangled, resting on each other, chatting and watching and enjoying.

And that’s where the wonder entered the mix.  I looked around and couldn’t believe that this was my family.  This baby with impossibly tiny toes and fingers that grab things and push him forward as he begins the process of trying to crawl.  This girl who loves with her whole heart, making me smile as she managed to read a book AND watch the show AND talk to the rest of us about her day.  This 7-year old boy who never, ever stops, just resting and watching and asking questions as he views them completing tasks that are completely foreign to him, like washing clothes on a washboard and in a bucket.  That little boy, who fell fast asleep at the foot of the bed, completely safe and secure in the love and comfort of his family.  And, that Real Man, sitting next to me, watching over all of us, smiling to himself knowing that we all belong to him, just as much as he belongs to all of us.

Every inch of this bed covered with the people that make me complete and I was filled with wonder.  Wonder that, not only had we created life, but that we had nurtured it and help it to grow into these little, amazing beings.  Wonder at the unlimited potential inside each of them.  Wonder at the science of how they form and grow, and wonder


Well, there it is.  Take it for what it’s worth.

I think my favorite thing about the Friday Five is that everyone’s interpretation of the prompt is so wonderfully different.  If you visit The Gypsy Mama you can see that her thoughts on “wonder” vary greatly from mine, but are wonderful to read.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s offering.

1 Comment »

  1. I loved this post. Sounds just like what I so often find myself thinking/feeling. Such blessings 🙂

    Comment by Ashley O. — June 27, 2011 @ 10:38 am | Reply

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