Here we are again. Friday is a beautiful word, isn’t it??
This is the day a few hundred of us brave souls bare our hearts and write unedited, unhindered, unburdened. We open up our hearts, and let our hands and fingers fly on our keyboards. (And actually, the word HANDS is the prompt this week!) No thought to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and any other writing etiquette we normally care about. It’s one of my favorite parts of my week.
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(Who’s that cute little blonde girl?? Here I am with my mother, and three brothers. Notice my mother’s beautiful hands–and her long fingers!)
I glance down at them numerous times in a day as I write. As I do all I do in a day.
And when I see these hands of mine, I’d about believe they belong to my mom, not to me.
God has blessed me with my mother’s hands.
Skinny, with wrists as such. Long fingers. Veins prominent on top. They aren’t as young-looking as they used to be, but are accustomed to work. Just like hers.
I held her hands for years. Even as a teenager, I was never embarrassed to hold them. I knew them well, and experienced the love she extended through them daily.
The last time I held hers in mine, I looked into her eyes and told her it was okay to rest, to close her eyes. I told her it was okay go home. It was okay to let go of my hands and take Jesus’. Hours later she departed from this earth, and went home to be with Jesus.
So these hands of mine? I’m glad they remind me of my beautiful mother. I’m glad I sometimes take a double-take, thinking they should be hers.
And the coolest thing? My son has her hands too.
Even though he doesn’t care for his long fingers, and he complains every now and then how skinny his hands are, I’ll continue to remind him what a blessing it is to have hands like Grandma’s.
You bless me by being here today. If you’re up for it, leave a comment below just to say hi or to share something about the word HANDS.
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