Five-Minute Friday: MISS

Did you miss it? It was right in front of you wasn’t it?

Life. It seems I blinked and went from my high school graduation to holding our granddaughter in my arms.

This life, with all the conveniences we’ve created to save time and make life easier have only made it go faster and I forget life is happening now.

On long road trips, our daughter was asleep before we left the county, but our son? No, he was looking out the window, watching the scenery change from palm trees to bayous to canyons and mountains. He didn’t want to miss a thing.

I take it in like he does. Not wanting to miss out but I’m learning it’s not the scenic view that begs to be noticed but it’s the moments in front of me. The little and big things. The holding the door open for a stranger and the person who lets you go in front of them in line because you only have one thing. The neighbor across the street who always says hello. The cat who was actually friendly 😉

can't miss this cat

Our house is filled with photos, reminders of family and cherished times I want to remember. How much our crazy tribe loves each other above our jabbing and sarcasm.

A few friends are going me as we’re doing a series on home this month on the blog because there’s something about that place that draws me that I’ve missed, and miss. A searching and longing that is being filled if I slow down and take notice. Filled with reminders of Jesus making his home with us. And I don’t want to miss what He’s doing in my life.

What is it you don’t want to miss? 

Linking up with Kate Motaung for a weekly free-writing prompt called Five-Minute Frida.y. Join the group of writers over at Kate’s. Don’t MISS out! 😉

More about Debby Hudson

Where do you find grace? Inside the church walls? Around the dinner table with your family? For years, grace was not much more than the prayer we said before meals or a biblical concept. Then I met a group of men who had, as we say, reached bottom. They welcomed me to Graceland. They showing me grace can be found in the darkest of places. I'm still searching and learning. I hope you'll want to come along.

12 thoughts on “Five-Minute Friday: MISS

  1. Christy Richardson

    Good reminder to slow down and enjoy, to notice the good. Thanks Debbie!

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    1. Debby Hudson

      Thanks for taking a moment to stop by here today, Christy.

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  2. Linda Stoll

    The word ‘home’ brings up so many deep emotions, bittersweet memories. It resurrects hopes, dreams, disappointments, joys.

    A complex subject, one dear to our hearts, you’re tackling, friend! Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds …

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    1. Debby Hudson

      I’m so happy you agreed to share with a post on this Linda. Looking forward to having some new voices. Thank you!

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  3. Anita

    I don’t want to miss time with family (which is difficult, because our kiddos live so far away!). So when I’m with them, I turn off the media and shut down the blog and just enjoy them!

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    1. Debby Hudson

      I get that Anita. Our daughter is the closest at a 5 hour drive but our son is several states away. Time is with them is to precious to miss a moment.

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  4. Kristina Notestine

    I don’t want to miss the times I get to spend with my little one. I am so task oriented that I miss out of the fun and cute things she does. visiting from #9

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    1. Debby Hudson

      I get that Kristina. Even with my little ones grown, I can be too focused on the task instead of the moment. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  5. Tara Ulrich

    Yes! I don’t want to miss those moments with my family and friends. I think it’s so essential to turn away from social media etc.

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    1. Debby Hudson

      Funny how the things that connect us on one end distract us on another. But they sure do. That’s a real challenge today, Tara. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. gabriele

    My takeaway from your post? I also don’t want to miss what Jesus is doing in my life.

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    1. Debby Hudson

      Gabriele, I think you got what most of us missed. I’m so glad you shared this because it refocused me to what is the most important. A good question to ask myself daily, “What is Jesus doing in my life?” Thank you!

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