Friday, August 2, 2013

{Five Minute Friday} Story

I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker and many other writers who take five minutes out of their day to just write without worrying about it being just right. Lisa-Jo gives us the prompt, and then we write. It's been awhile, um, two months, since I've participated. I'm happy to be back. 

This week: STORY.

Go ... 

He slips into my bed before I'm ready to get up. So we snuggle. I'm usually in and out of sleep. On the best mornings, he falls back asleep too. This morning he nudged me awake and then said, "Momma, let's talk." So we talked. About a recent visit to Grandmom's. About swimming. About our day. He tells stories I already know about the bear pooping while we were watching him swim at the zoo or the big gorilla who peed for a long time.

My girl tells stories too. She's a little slower waking up in the morning and appreciates the quiet like I do. But when she's on, she's on. She makes up stories. She retells stories from movies. She reads stories out loud. She asks me to tell her stories.

My husband likes to tell stories from his childhood. My kids already have their favorites. You can imagine in a family of four extroverts, there are many stories.

I believe God is the author of them all. Just read my blog's tagline: Seeking God as the author of every story. My entrepreneur husband, my first-grade girl who never forgets, and my have-no-fear preschool boy are my favorite characters in my story. The way God made us a family remains my favorite chapter. Our life is a story that continues to unfold with plenty of adventure and plot twists.


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  1. This was a sweet post. My family is the favorite part of my story too : )

  2. KristinHillTaylor8/02/2013 9:56 AM

    Thanks. :) Enjoy your weekend with your family.

  3. This is a beautiful post. My family is my greatest story, next to Jesus! Have a blessed weekend.

  4. Super sweet moment... "Momma, let's talk." I kind of love my family too, and I love that He placed us all together. This post was a little love moment :-)

  5. Beautiful here! Loved this. Got to my mama heart!!

    Ashley from

  6. KristinHillTaylor8/02/2013 12:52 PM

    Thanks, Ashley! I'm going to take a look at your blog now ... :)

  7. KristinHillTaylor8/02/2013 12:52 PM

    Thanks, Barbie! Enjoy your weekend too!

  8. KristinHillTaylor8/02/2013 12:52 PM

    You're kind, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I love this, "The way God made us a family remains my favorite chapter."

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    I believe that is my favorite chapter of our story too!

  10. KristinHillTaylor8/04/2013 4:21 PM

    I'm looking forward to hearing more your story, Ashley! I know God has great things in store for the plot. :)