Five Minute Friday.  Hundreds of bloggers.  One word prompt.  Five minutes of unbridled writing.  A Twitter party.  A link-up.

This week we are writing on the word: Messenger

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Routine.  P.J.’s. Brush teeth.

My husband tucks in the boy;I the girl.

A chapter of Junie B. Jones.

Prayers. A kiss on the forehead. “Good night, Angel.”

Tight hugs in attempt to hold me hostage. A tickle of the ribs to escape.

Lights out. Door shut.

Sigh.  My day is over.  Peace and quiet.


Then my husband and I stare at each other in silence.  We start talking about the kids.  As much as we need a break, we love them with deep admiration of the people they are becoming.

Our little angels.

The word angel literally means “messenger”. 

They speak such truth and love into our lives.  They show us both our strengths and our weaknesses.  They help us to understand sacrifice and endurance.

They are our mirrors.

They are His mouthpiece.

Stop. Time is up.

Five Minute Friday

15 comments on “Five Minute Friday: Messenger

  1. Jamie Gunn

    Our mirrors His mouthpiece. Thank you God for our children! Thank you for these words Jen – blessings from fmfparty

  2. Ursula

    I LOOOOOVE how simply and clean this post is. Haven’t looked at your other posts yet, but I admire how clear and concise your thoughts are. I feel sometimes like my thoughts happen all at once in my mind.

    Beautiful….They ARE HIS mouthpiece indeed.

    1. Jennifer Mullen Post author

      Ah! Thank you! Sometimes…most times my words are not as clear. I was especially inspired by this prompt. Thank you for your encouragement.

  3. jenpcv

    How precious!! So innocent and unfiltered…these little messengers manage to teach us. And of course, sometimes those lessons are highly entertaining due to the aforementioned “unfilteredness”. 🙂

  4. Abby Edwards

    Sweet message of how our kids change us and teach us.

  5. Holly Barrett

    Oh so true!! How many times did I hear the voice of God through my babies…sometimes I still do even though they are all grown up. Great post, Jen!

  6. Marisa Slusarcyk

    Kids really are the ultimate messenger, especially when they are still young. Their love is so sweet. Their methods so sincere so simple. It’s too bad we can’t stay like that forever. Bless you!

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