Thursday, August 1, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Story

I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker's Five Minute Friday when I should be taking a shower and going to bed. I really want to preface this with all sorts of qualifiers about how it's the end of a long day and I'm tired so it really isn't my best work, but I think that defeats the purpose. So here you go.

This week's prompt is: Story


I thought I knew my story.

It was straightforward: survivor of abuse. Rebuilt my life. Found my way back to God. The end.

Except it wasn’t the end, because life keeps going.

It brings new struggles, new joys. The story keeps unfolding.

I fought it for a long time. Sometimes I still do. I want that to have been “the end,” except I don’t. Not really. Because then I wouldn’t have my husband or our amazing daughter, or this house or these animals. I wouldn’t have these friends or these emerging passions.

I would love for my story to be nice and neat and tied up in a bow: I survived. The end. Happily ever after.

Happily, yes. Sometimes. Not always. But always good, even in the new struggles.

Because God is always true and always good. He is the End. It’s hard to remember that sometimes.

I’m grateful I get to partner with Him in the telling of my story, even when I wish I could peek ahead, just a bit.

I thought I knew my story.


Five Minute Friday


Denise said...

So glad you shared.

Ceil said...

Hi Lisa! Oh, we all want to know the end of the end of the story, but then the story would end! Can't have that, now can we?

Your strength is evident in your story, especially the strength to say that you can't say 'the end'. There is a lot of grace in that.

So nice to meet you, and visit your blog today.

Angie said...

I love how you want to peek. Me too! And yet, I am sure I would try to take even more control of His story if I could do that! And His story is best!

Thanks for linking up. Have a great Friday!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

Just came over from Denise's blog - and just wanted to let you know what a blessing this post was to me. Have a great day, Lisa :O)

Nita Holiday said...

I too should have been getting ready for bed when I found myself writing last night! This is a beautiful story of triumph...and the way life continues even after the movie-version would have ended. "He is the end." Yes! Thanks for sharing for FMF today.

Ashley Ditto said...

Keep writing! This is a true blessing to read!!