Five Minute Friday: Roots

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that Lisa-Jo posts here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag#FiveMinuteFriday

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

This weeks prompt: Roots



Our Family.


What grounds us. What helps us grow and become who we are.

She’s the woman I’ve been trained to say: I do not look like my mother, I look like she.

She is my grandmother.

A pillar of strength.

Though I only had 7 short years to get to know her, I still feel like I am continuing to get to know her.

It’s her strength I remember the most. As she fought cancer for so long and so strong.

It’s her love I remember the second most. As she loved on her family in what could have been her last few days, every day.

It’s her strength I see in her eyes in pictures.

The strength of her faith.

Her faith in Christ.

And the strength of her love.

She’s a part of my roots.

Her strength and her love- she no doubt got from God- run through my veins.

As I grow and go it’s her as my roots which keep me grounded in strength and in love.

My roots which make me who I am today, brought me through where I’ve been, and will continue to carry me through to who I will become.

Roots, I think God planned for our family to help root us. For She helps root me to Christ. Helps Root me to who I am, to who I’ve been.

She is my roots. Just a part of my roots.




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