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Updated: Jan 22

31 Days of Practicing Faith


In October, I am free writing for five minutes a day—raw and unedited—on practicing faith in the every day. Each day is based on a different prompt from 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes


{Day 29} - Date He smiles in the booth next to me, those big brown eyes filling my vision. He didn't want to sit across from me at dinner but scooted up right next to me, close enough to touch. We talk and laugh a little, but mostly I just watch him. I try to memorize every moment of our date because I know they won't come as often as I would like and one day he won't look forward to them like he does now. My husband and I made a commitment when we got married to try to date regularly and we don't get out as often as we'd like. But that's not what tonight is about. Tonight I'm on a date with another boy...my son. The practicing of connecting with him can so easily get lost in everyday life. So whenever I can, I let him pick what we will do. Tonight it is the arcade and laughing over milkshakes. He's five, so that's pretty much the pinnacle of dates. And he's also not too old to hold my hand as we walk into the restaurant. I know that day is coming, so I hold on as tightly as he'll let me. In all the responsibilities God has given me in this life, this one is the most precious. His very future is made in what we do today. Who he is becoming and what values shape his life are being formed. If I don't slow down, I'll miss these precious opportunities altogether. So, for a few more minutes we share a plate of fries and this moment together.

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