Five Minute Friday – Experience

Only a couple of weeks ago my cell phone rang. “Hey mom, the ring is ready to be picked up. Can you get it?” He had ordered the ring from a good jeweler close to home, even though he had moved.

Today, he would meet me half-way for breakfast exchanging the ring for a cup of coffee.

Here, still in the early morning and a few hours from breakfast, I sat alone with God at the dining room table. When I pulled the ring out to look at it one more time, I felt the deep need to pray.

I turned the smooth, white-gold ring in my hand and looked at it from every angle. I noticed its perfect condition. Nothing had tarnished it. No scratches. No bumps. No gouges. Gold is beautiful.

I felt tears coming up and closed my eyes. Holding the band in my hand I prayed. Thirty-one years of experience fueled my prayers and requests. I knew God would be there to see them through their highs and lows, laughter and tears and every bump and scratch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. When I looked at the picture after posting it, I noticed where the bottom corner of the box was sitting, “A prudent wife is from the Lord”. I had no intentions of making a point in that way. I suppose we never go wrong putting our hope on God’s Word.
“Lord, you make me smile in my tears.”

24 responses to “Five Minute Friday – Experience”

  1. I love this a lot ❤️❤️❤️ It’s very inspiring and nice ☘️. It is a great honor to be in your blog 🙇 I’m definitely following this blog 🎊

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  2. Heidi, I have two girls currently engaged, a third married for a few years now. Bumps, scratches, and bruises are certainly to come. I truly hope I have prepared them for this new chapter in life. Loved the new ring aspect. God’s grip – Alan

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    1. Thanks, Alan, for stopping in and taking time to read and comment. Love your blog and will be by again 🙂

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  3. Such a poignant opportunity Heidi, to pray over that ring. And I love how God guided the placement of the box for the photo! Praise God for just that–His guidance–as your son and DIL-to-be prepare to live their lives together.

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    1. This opportunity lined up along with another one several months ago … My oldest two boys asked me – at the same time – to pick up engagement rings. I smiled at that opportunity and set them out one night to pray over them. Then my oldest asked me to pick up this wedding band. Not hard to guess what God would have me to do with that. 🙂
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  4. Such a sweet post – and a beautiful ring! Love how that picture “just happened” to come out:)

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I call those coincidences “God-cidences” 🙂

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  5. Beautiful post and they are blessed to have you in their lives and praying for them. Blessings to all of you!

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    1. Praying parents are powerful, aren’t they 🙂 Blessings to you!

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  6. What a beautiful lesson and reminder, Heidi. I’ve never heard this analogy before, but its accuracy rings true with me. And from a mother’s point of view, I love that ❤️.

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    1. I saw him this morning and handed him the ring. It was such a blessing that I was able to pray over it. Thanks for reading, Jenny ❤️

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      1. Awww ❤️❤️❤️. I didn’t realize it was a true story. What a big step, congratulations to you! Your son is lucky to have such a mother who would do so.

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        1. After I read your comment, I changed it to first person … I think it makes more sense that way!

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  7. I wonder why it’s not ordained
    that tungsten serves to make a ring,
    for if you want brute strength maintained,
    ol’ wolfram, yeah, is quite the thing
    to symbolize the bond we want
    when we take the wedding vow,
    fierce connexion we may vaunt
    as we a straight furrow plow
    from the rice-storm of the church
    through the gales, the hopes and fears
    until we might obtain the perch
    of our final golden years,
    but rings aren’t tungsten, they are gold,
    symbol-treasure of the marriage road.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2020/02/your-dying-spouse-731-hallmarks-hidden.html

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    1. It always amazes me, Andrew, how you can whip these poems out. You put is o-so-well! Thanks for stopping in to read 🙂

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  8. Mighty prayer and verse.

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    1. Mighty God 🙂 Thanks for your visit, Susan

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  9. Great reminder to pray. I have taken to praying over the homes of my adult children when I arrive for a visit.

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    1. Yes! What a great practice … which I will adopt from now on! Thanks for reading!

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    2. Oh, I agree–that’s a beautiful idea! Lord, remind me to follow CG’s example!

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  10. Mom’s are amazing creatures, I can well imagine those spoken words of prayer. Your son is a fortunate man. Keep praying. God’s grace, peace and blessings to you and yours.

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    1. He is a pretty awesome man-child. Has had a rough road though. … makes a mother’s heart even softer to prayer 🙂

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  11. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing. Prayer is powerful because God is mighty. They’re blessed to have a prayer-warrior in their lives. Blessings to all of you!

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    1. Thanks for reading. Yes, prayer is powerful. We are blessed to have each other 🙂

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