Path – Five Minute Friday

Today’s post prompt is “path” so here goes . . .

Path Five Min Fri

A path is a way. A way through something. I think of the path that my dad has worn around their property. He used it in the past for cycling, to get ready to ride the Great Divide ride from Canada to Mexico. He used it to rehab from an accident. He then used it to prep for hiking around Mt. Rainier. Since then, it has been his and my mom’s exercise path.

It used to be full of trees and lots of cactus and wind through some of the easier ways. Since the fire went through, the path is less of a way “through” and a way to go from here to there.

But when I look at it, I see it as so much more.

This path is an example of perseverance. This path is an example of not giving up. This path is an example of trying hard and then trying even harder. This path is an example of bringing people together, because when we go visit, at least one of the girls wants to walk the “mail trail” with Papa.

This path is a reminder that things change. Sometimes that change is simple, like stepping over the beautiful sunflower that popped up in the middle of the path, and sometimes the change is much, much harder, such as when the fire came through and the path had to be redone almost from nothing.

Along the way, there are beautiful signs of prosperity. Not physical prosperity but rather that prosperity that comes from God – beauty, strength, hope, and moving forward. Most of the time, it is not the way forward we would have chosen or foreseen. But this path – it is our way forward now and God’s fingerprints are all over it. Look closely. That path? It is a way forward and, just maybe, a way through at the same time. END


Well, that was harder to actually put into words than I thought it would be. Don’t forget to check out the others who are linking up over at the host blog: heading Home.

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8 thoughts on “Path – Five Minute Friday

  1. Andrea September 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Oh I love this! What a special path for your family and your girls. I love reading about how something can remain so constant even through all the changes that have happened in the lives of both the people and the path.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome September 2, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

      Thank you. I never thought about how special it was until this prompt. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

  2. LeeAnn Longbotham September 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm Reply

    My goodness…makes me cry a little tear. Such precious thoughts.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome September 3, 2016 at 10:00 pm Reply

      No tears allowed. Rejoicing in the progress is, though. Love you, Mom.

  3. Annette Tinholt Vellenga September 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm Reply

    really well written, glad I stopped in, great way to see how a path of your parents means so much. 🙂

  4. Lesley September 3, 2016 at 9:51 am Reply

    This is beautiful. I love how God can use everyday things like this to speak to us. Visiting from FMF.

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