Thursday, July 25, 2013

Five Minute Friday - BROKEN

Five Minute Fridays! I do love them, and I miss them more than not, but today I'm thankful to be a part of this venture with such a great many others. For more on Lisa-Jo Baker's idea and 'how to' be a part of the fun check out her blog and link up!

Our word prompt.... BROKEN

How often we think of broken as something that can't be fixed, something that will take our time... something that is lost. I see that attitude spilling out of me from time to time, but not today. Today I sat alone in the waiting area while my son had his tonsils out. Others had stepped out for a moment and at once I was aware of the lonely that crept in. I sat there waiting for the results of a mammogram I had to have redone due to a suspicious spot on the first test. I sat there unable to keep a straight thought in my head and wishing I had someone there to take me by the hand and say everything will be fine.

I sat alone.

Then.... I received the information that my test results came back fine... I was broken.
Then... the doc came in and said my son was fine.... I was broken.

You see, broken doesn't mean something needs to be fixed.. not always. Today for me it meant that I was in a place where life was bare... life was raw... life had depth. The unnecessary had broken away. Tears are not always from sadness, because in a time of being broken, tears are for rebirth and renewal.

I sat alone.

My hands shook.
My heart raced.
My mind whirled.
I saw my life.

I have never been alone.


  1. Thank you for sharing this very personal post. So pleased you and your son are in the clear. I see here that brokenness can mean release. God bless.

  2. Love your perspective...and glad that both you and your son are ok. :) Blessings and happy Friday to you! :)

  3. Beautiful post, and a lovely perspective on the word 'broken'. I can relate to the feeling you've described here. Thanks for sharing.