Five Minute Friday: Grow

It’s time for Five Minute Friday with The Gypsy Mama. You know the rules: 5 minutes, no editing, just for the joy of it. Join us?

Prompt: GROW

It feels unnatural that it should hurt so much. Personal growth is hard enough, but to live it three times over in my children? Excruciating. Pain seems to be wrapped up in the DNA of growth. I wonder if it was meant to be this way, if the pain of growth is a sign that it’s happening. A sign of something bigger and better ahead. I hope they grow to be giants; giants of faith and love in action.

It will cost them, in tears and heart hurts, but I see their potential. I know that God sees it too, and I try to rest in the fact that He will help carry the burden of growth. He knows what He made them for, and some day they’ll know it too.

He made them to be giants. My job is to tend the seed, water and feed their souls, and pray for grace in the growth. His is to prune. Theirs is to learn trust in the process, even in the pain.



  • Here from 5 minute Friday…what a lovely post. My son is 23 and it still hurts watching him grow. I love this line…”Theirs is to learn trust in the process, even in the pain.” That is my job too!

    Thank you for sharing.

  • “He made them to be giants.”

    I love this vision so much I’m gonna steal it;-) What a great way of looking at our kids…as potential giants. And what a great strategy for weathering the pain of watching them become♥

  • Kim

    What wisdom you share! I do wish that I had known this, really known God, when our girls were little.

    Thank you for sharing your vision.

  • “he made them to be giants” – – loved that!

  • Kim

    I’m right behind you at the Gypsy Mama – -I loved your post….so true! Why does it hurt so much to grow, watch them grow? I would give anything to be able to put them back on my lap and take care of all their hurts with the simple sway of the rocking chair…. I miss those days! :0)

  • I’ve always wanted to coin a word for the ache in the heart a mom experiences as she observes her babies grow. Not sure there is one. So many emotions tied up in that sensation. Joy, hope, pride, love, anticipation, fear, protectiveness, laughter, and on and on.
    Great post!

  • I love this….and the part where you said God helps with bearing the weight of their growth…such a good reminder.