Five Minte Friday – What Mama Did


Today at Five Minute Friday, we are remembering mama

In just five minutes. Tell me all about what your mama did that made her yours….


my mama took care


when we were small

mama took care of us

Mondays she washed our clothes
Tuesdays she ironed
Wednesdays she mended

I don’t remember if she had a special task for the other days

she once said,  “I really enjoy caring for my family.’

dinner was ready the minute daddy came home

as we grew older she continued to care

a tape measure was taken to the thrift shop
to measure inseams and skirt lengths

accounting was kept for daddy’s business

as we grew older, still

she worked at home in the evenings
and in the public during the days

when she and dad owned motels,
business decisions were jointly made
she was an equal partner

when retirement came
she reaped for her labors

when Alzheimer came
she continued to care
I could not count the times I heard

‘I’m sorry.
I don’t understand what you are trying to tell me.
It is the Alzheimer’s that is causing the problem.
Let’s try again later.”


“We will take care of each other because we love each other.”

today cancer grows in the brother that lives with mama

yes, you’re right, she’s caring

my mama cares so much, it makes my heart ache with pride.

I love you, mama


pictures added after 5 minute ding.

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February 22, Today’s thought – Prayer

Feb 18 13 010 Awake to Spring

Good Morning

“If you cannot find time to pray, ask for forgiveness.
Ask to be cleansed of the sin of having no time to pray …
It could be that Satan is pushing you
into too much work so that you cannot take time to pray.”
– Corrie Ten Boom

“The work of praying is prerequisite
to all other work in the Kingdom of God.
It is by prayer that we couple the powers of heaven
to our helplessness and make the impossible possible.” 
– O. Hallesby

Continue earnestly in prayer,
being vigilant in it with thanksgiving
.” Colossians 4:2

Praying. . . Today ……..Leslie

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