A Few of My Favorite Things

I have so enjoyed the few times I have participated in The Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday, I decided it was time to have another go!

The rules? Write for five minutes, and five minutes only, using a prompt.  Stop when the timer goes off, and no editing allowed (I am a hunt-and-peck typist, so I decided this does not apply to fixing typos... you would not be able to read it if it did!)

This week's prompt is "A few of my favorite things..."


It's hard to begin a post about my favorite things. There are so many.

I sit in the quiet dark of my home, my own home, as if I am a grown up now, and I think of my favorites.

My favorite husband, who walks with me through storm and sunshine. Molded and shaped together by the hands of our loving God, we have both been bent and twisted and refined. We are like trees growing toward the sun, strengthened by the whipping of our limbs in violent storms, our branches growing ever more entwined.

My favorite eldest, no longer with fat dimpled arms, now rippling with muscles built by daily farm chores. Shy and cautious once, he now steps with quiet confidence into the fiercest of debates.

My favorite daughter, willowy, passionate, twinkling her way through God's world. She is God's own girl, thinking of Him all day and night, talking of Him with intimacy. She sings through her life.

My favorite little boy, warrior heart and mind, ready to protect and defend yet tender deep down.

But most all my favorite Lord, my Jesus, who changed my life when I came to understand what He had done and who I am in Him.  Hope springs eternal, and with Him, hope does not disappoint.


Phew! I could write for a very very long time on this prompt. Good thing there was a timer!

When I first read the prompt, naturally the Sound of Music song came to mind, so I simply must include it here as well...


  1. What great descriptions of each member of your family. You sound very blessed. :)

  2. Love your descriptions! Family has always been one of my favorite things. :)

  3. Your post was beautiful - so very blessed. I "followed" your blog from Five Minte Friday.

    Mary @ Redo101.blogspot.com

  4. So beautiful, Patti. I'm so glad you wrote this.


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