Friday, April 15, 2011

On Distance

I'm joining Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama, for Five Minute Friday today. The prompt is "On Distance."


The days are slipping by like sand through my fingers. I watch the hour glass and look back with emotions too intermingled to sort through. Less than a month now and she will walk into the arms of the young man to whom she has given her heart.

I remember the day she came to us all smiles and soft curly hair. Our hearts were smitten from the first. I see her sitting in her little white bed with books, notebooks and writing tools spread out on the blanket; see her wearing her first formal and setting off for the big dance; watch through blurry eyes as she walked across the stage to receive her diploma; look in wonder at the beautiful woman she has become.

When she says the words that will make her wife, she will fly far away from us to live in another country an ocean away. Our hearts will go with her.


Please visit Lisa-Jo to join the others at Five Minute Friday.