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
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31 Days of Five Minute Free Writing Prompts :: 2018 Edition — Five Minute Friday
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