Just another day in paradise…

Five Minute Friday: Dance

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I’m joining a new group of bloggers and their attempts to write, with a given prompt, for five minutes one day a week without stopping to worry about anything. No worries about punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc. And then after linking up, the idea is to encourage one another in our writing.

Doesn’t that sound like a fun idea?

So here it goes. The prompt for this week is “dance.”

He spins around in circles. Oh how I love to watch him spin and twirl! The smile lights up his whole face as he starts to get dizzy. But the music that he sings to himself keeps him moving, faster and faster. Moving in circles, spinning around, waving his arms. Balancing against the couch as he loses his balance. Laughing to himself about what he is doing. Singing his song about daddy or about his favorite toy. It doesn’t matter. The song is unconsequental. It is the movements that matter. It is the joy that is important. It is the light that fills my child’s heart and soul. His brother jumps in. How funny they are! They laugh as they see the other one spinning around next to them. Singing together, their own separate songs. They don’t need rythm. They don’t need instruments. All they need are their bodies and the music within their souls. Laughter fills the room and with it, my heart. How did I get so lucky as to be the mother of these two precious little guys? How do I hang on to these precious moments of joy on their faces? I long for it to never leave. For them to not be burdened or weighed down by the heaviness of life. But I know that this is just a moment in their lives. And so I enjoy their precious smiles, laughter, and joy for just one more moment.

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Five Minute Friday

Check it out and read all the other wonderful stories inspired by the prompt of “dance.”


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Author: adaynasmile

I am a "domestic engineer" who enjoys dabbling in a variety of different artistic endeavors. I am blessed to be the wife of a wonderful man, and the mother of three handsome young men. These four men are the light of my life. Our life has a different set of challenges from many people, as we live the life of a military family, supporting my husband as he serves in the Air Force. The older boys are also Irish Twins, and are almost exactly 9 months apart. S was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in September 2011, which has brought its own challenges. T was diagnosed with hypoglycemia in September 2012. We live a hard life but one we wouldn't trade for the world. This blog is a place for me to share our life stories, my creative experiments, links to various things that I discover online, and any random thoughts that I may have. Thanks for checking it out!

One thought on “Five Minute Friday: Dance

  1. Yes, yes, I’ve been there too – loving the pure fun of just watching kids spin. Something so simple but so intrinsically beautiful as well! And this line “How do I hang on to these precious moments of joy on their faces? I long for it to never leave. For them to not be burdened or weighed down by the heaviness of life.” Oh man, I hope that same thing. It takes a brave heart to be a mother I think. Brave to know they won’t always be so carefree.

    Thanks for linking up with us!

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