How Did Your Fabulous Story Begin?
Day One of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes
Everyone has a story.
I am joining Kate Motaung on a Five-Minute challenge of posting once a day for 31 days. Only 5 minutes. This series will lead me to thinking deeper about my own personal story.
Join us — Make a meme for your 31 days and come back and check out all the other writers.
Let’s find out our stories.
My short 5-minute post with the word “story”.
My Birth and Early Years
Born in Toronto, Canada to loving parents, I had a great childhood.
But as everyone there were troubles during that time. I developed asthma at a very early age and led my parents through many sleepless nights and doctor calls (Yes they made house calls.) When I turned 3 my Dad had severe back pain when I pulled down his head to kiss him goodbye. My sister was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 10 and that also forced my parents into a new reality.
But through all our times together we developed a strong family bond.
My clearest memories centred around our move to a new home in Etobicoke — away from friends, neighbourhood. I went into grade 5 shy and unadjusted to this new development.
I continued with this shyness with my report cards constantly saying: “Janis should participate more in class discussions.” And that same shyness continued until I became an elementary teacher and had children of my own. Finally I came out of my shell, inch by inch.
Five minutes goes by quickly. We will have to see how my story continues with the prompts.
May I pray for you and me?
Lord Jesus, everyone has a story. Some have had terrible abuses that they have lived through. Help them to find goodness in their lives, to relinquish the past to you and start afresh — as I brand new person. Help me to gradually tell my story. In Jesus’ name. Amen
I am joining the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Join me.
This has become an annual tradition inspired by the Write 31 Days challenge, which takes place every October. For Write…fiveminutefriday.com
Here is a list of the rest of the series.