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Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Years Ago- In Five Minutes

Multi-tasking.... Five years ago - That was me!

I am linking up with The Gypsy Mama - For Five - Minute Friday!
What an awesome idea.. because on Friday,, that's about all I have - 5 minutes.
Stop by and visit her here.. and link up if you have time!

Five Years Ago,,
I was jogging along life's highways, feeling healthy, strong,  un-pregnant at the time.. and "doing!"
Lots and lots of doing---
In Five minutes you would find me homeschooling, starting dinner prep, changing diapers, nursing, and preparing for a Bible Story at a nearby school.

Five Years Ago...
Our yard was full of chickens, a pen with 2 pigs, our trees were flogged with Maple Syrup Taps, and my walls were being painted again for the third time with a warm yellow-honey color.

Five Years Ago...
I was juicing for my family- carrots, greens, barley, and more.  We ate all raw, and I was walking 3-6 miles a day.

Five Years Ago...
Church encompassed our life.. lessons, meetings, responsibilities, and relationships.

Five Years Ago...
Homeschooling seemed to fit in the gaps..

Now... Five Years Later...
This is NOT where I am.
NOW... it takes me 10 minutes to do one of things it took me to do in 5!
One word-

Five years ago..
What were YOU doing?
I am curious to know.

It did only take me 5 minutes to type this,,, AND...
I drank a Chai tea in the process.

No Pictures... No time... Five Minutes are up.



  • At February 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger signingcharity said...

    What a fun 5 minutes! I would leave a deep comment, but my middle daughter just showed up in the living room with not a stitch of clothing to chase her! I enjoyed your blog and was blown away by your story.

  • At February 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Proud Wife And Mother said...

    Hmm, winter of 2006 .... let's see .... I was busy in the phase of life of having a 2 1/2 yr old, a full time job, a house to keep up, a husband to keep happy and church responsibilities. Little did I know that just 6 months later all of that would come to a crashing hult when I was diagnosed with MS .... no more job, no energy/strength/stamina for the daughter, the husband or the house. And church responsibilities got passed on to other people. HOWEVER, in the 5 yrs between then and now I've grown tremendously as a wife, mother & child of God!!! I wouldn't trade the last 5 yrs for anything in the world because I am better for having gone thru them!!

  • At February 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM , Blogger Jayne G said...

    wow I am in awe of mommies who do everything you do :) I also love chai tea :) It is a blessing to find your blog, thank you for your encouraging comments.
    I am also blessed by "your story", I just had a miscarriage before Christmas, it was heartbreaking. Reading your story was comforting! Thank you- Jayne

  • At February 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Loni said...

    Ohhh do our lives sound similar! :) Loved looking at the pics of your children. We have 10 here - 2 in heaven - our oldest is 24 (about to be married) and our youngest celebrates his 4th birthday tomorrow.

    Homeschooling, chickens . . . it IS easier now! :)

  • At February 25, 2011 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Mary said...

    What a beautiful blog! I am here via Five Minute Friday. :) I enjoyed your post.

  • At February 25, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

    Wow! Thanks for stopping by, what a beautiful family and story of slowing down when there is problably more to do now a days. have a blessed day, btw I love chocolate chai, need to pick some up. :)

  • At February 25, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Julie Anne said...

    stopping over from Five Minute Friday... you have a beautiful family!

    I think I want chickens someday!! :)

  • At February 25, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

    Oh my, five years ago?? Not good years. My health was in the beginning stages of a nose dive, we were chest deep in the rebellion of our eldest (who has now come home now, praise the Lord!) but it was horrible!

    I was wondering if I would ever, ever get back on top of things, ever again! Wondered if I would ever feel like we got anything accomplished.

    Oh my, I could go on, and on. I am so thankful that we are on this side of that pit! Makes me so, so thankful! While it is hard to remember that pain, it is also exhilerating! Thanks for encouraging this!

    Love you, dear friend, still praying!

  • At February 25, 2011 at 9:19 PM , OpenID bahava said...

    what a fun post!! so fun seeing all that you were doing =)


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