Together ~ Five Minute Friday

It’s that time of week!
Where I join others at The Gypsy Mama‘s
to share what we can express in 5 minutes time
when given a word prompt.
We don’t edit or backtrack these posts
So grace is entirely welcome while you
read my heart when prompted with:

___TOGETHER___

Who knows how many times I’ve said it. It doesn’t matter, for with each time, the words hold more meaning.

“I don’t care what we do, as long as we’re together.”

My hubby gives me that crooked smile, the one confirming I said exactly what he anticipated. And I smile back while squeezing his hand, knowing full well he prefers it that way. No surprises.

Who knows how many times I’ve said it. It doesn’t matter, for with each time, the words hold more meaning.

“Thank You, Father, for placing us together.”

For where I lack, he thrives. When I doubt, he patiently reminds. When I feel lost, he shows me who to turn to.

We are each simply striving. Apart, we do some fine work. But together…we know we’re going to make it. We’re going to walk each other home.

From Adam, God knew. He knew we were good, but could be better. He knows souls thrive when shared with another. He knows when 2 or more are together, mountains turn to mole-hills.

Who knows how many times I’ve said it. It doesn’t matter, for with each time, the words hold more meaning.

“My Savior, here’s my heart. Take it.
You hold onto it so I know…
where my heart is, there we will be. Together.”

STOP.

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NOTE: My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary this week. You may read the letter I wrote to him HERE.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.

Simply striving,

Nikki

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41 thoughts on “Together ~ Five Minute Friday

  1. It’s neat to see how many are writing on marriages – when there seems to be so many that do not stay together. Beautifully written! And I too like doing things together with my DH just so we have that time alone.

    • Yes, this is a fun week, isn’t it Loni! Celebrating togetherness…just the way God intended. Thank you for sharing with me, friend. And congrats on your 27 years!!! Happy Friday to you!

  2. I do love that “Together” has brought to our hearts and minds the blessed gifts we have in our husbands… especially when we write about our children so often :) Congratulations on your 13th year… we will make 15 in December… Only by the grace of God and the skin of our teeth have we made it this far :)

    • And I love that we’re neighbors this week :)
      Your write was beautiful. poignant. all-together lovely celebrating the togetherness of marriage, Michele! and by the skin of our teeth, let’s celebrate it again in December! :)

  3. I love your blog as well! beautiful “as long as we are together”.. isn’t that so true? .. of all the things in this world, the only thing that matters is who we share it with :)

    great blog writing

  4. “I don’t care what we do, as long as we’re together.”

    I’ve said this same thing so many times! I guess you could bet that my “love language” is quality time. :) As long as we’re together, that’s all that matters. Truly, it is.

    I know I said it before, but Happy Anniversary, friend. May your week, and your year, continue to be blessed as you continue this beautiful journey together.

    • I love that your love language is quality time :) it is the greatest blessing they can give us, isn’t it. Time to be with us, look at our souls, share our hearts….
      I hope you get just that this weekend, friend! thank you for the wishes — and I wish all the same to you and yours!
      (and I’m going to one day track you down probably on twitter and ask you what the other 2 favorite books on writing are, cuz your 3rd one is turning out to be a winner!)

  5. Happy Anniversary, Nikki! (We clebrate 13 years this summer) Wonderful beautiful blessings of marriage!

    “For where I lack, he thrives. When I doubt, he patiently reminds. When I feel lost, he shows me who to turn to…”

    What a beautiful encourager you have in him. Loved this, my friend!

    PS: you won my Gabby Giiveaway ;) email me your address? ;)

    • What a blessing, Ashley! So thrilled you feel the same way and am so grateful you stopped by today so I knew to read your wonderful 5 minute write. Prayed for you and your blessings in waiting!

  6. You are blessed, both of you. I wrote about my husband too and the gift of being together. It’s so much more than I imagined the day I said, “I do.” So thankful for what He knows, that I don’t. Beautiful tribute to marriage.

    • Oh, you did more than write about your husband, Shelly. As always :) I loved it. . .
      It IS more than I ever imagined, too. Oh how He loves us. To pour such grace down on us everyday. . .
      Enjoy your weekend, friend!
      (and I still need to email you and ask the silly questions of how many garlic cloves should I use for say 12 brussels sprouts? ) :)

  7. wonderful…it is a gift to have someone to walk together with…one who walks together in Christ too…blessings to you~

    • What a hidden blessing, Laura. The obstacles are less when we have more souls to share them with…so glad you feel the same way! Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be over to your place this afternoon…

  8. Really love how together mountains can turn into molehills and how you two are thriving together…what a blessing! Is Matty better? Love to you, Nikki, and Happy weekend!

    • Isn’t it a wonderful discovery, Dolly? The hills aren’t so high when you have someone to share them with…
      I’m hoping matty is on the mend, thank you for asking. He sure is tired of not being able to expel as much energy as normal :)
      Enjoy your weekend, friend! love and hugs to you! (i’ll be stopping by your place this afternoon)

  9. Congratulations on 13 years!! My husband and I will be celebrating 15 in May. It is a rare blessing to have this kind of relationship, even in a marriage, sadly. I find a similar thing in my marriage, we complement each other really well and it is so perfectly orchestrated that it can only be God that has graced our marriage with it.

    • Thank you for sharing with me, Tammy. And what a blessing God has graced your marriage! Congratulations on 15 years and may you be praising Him with the same message in another 15 and more! I’m thrilled you stopped by. thank you!

  10. i really liked this, Nikki: “We are each simply striving. Apart, we do some fine work. But together…we know we’re going to make it. We’re going to walk each other home.” –beautiful picture you paint of such an important, sacred relationship that God has given to show us how He loves us! congrats on your anniversary. every year we make it together, is something to celebrate. blessings to you, friend.

    • Thank you, Nacole! I love seeing your avatar here :) It’s been awhile since I’ve stopped by your corner. I’ll be over soon!
      I’m May you delight in Him this weekend, friend.

  11. I read another 5 Minute Friday yesterday that was really good, too. I like the concept & what I’ve seen others sharing. Your words are very sweet, wonderful to hear of a sweet marriage…blessings.

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