Five Minute Friday: Ache

Five Minute Friday: Ache

It’s Friday again. Woo hoo! Once again I join The Gypsy Mama to write for five minutes on her weekly prompt. No editing or rewriting allowed. Click on the link to her site if you want to try it, too. The prompt this week is “Ache”.

It comes and goes–at the sight of a sunset over Pikes Peak when I was twenty-one. Or now, when I catch something in one of my children’s eyes, an innocence I know won’t be there in a few years. When I hold a little body that fits just so in my lap. And a few minutes later a tall gangling one clambers up. I think, “This is how it goes.” Always the ache. Always everything changing and missing people–for the rest of my life. They will grow up and leave and then I will ache for them even more.

But the ache is a sign of something, the real thing I’m missing. I’m longing for home. That why it’s there when I read something and think I could die happy if I had written that. I ache for wholeness. To be complete. To reach my destination and be free as I was made to be.

Ah, yes. Back to the eternity in our hearts idea. There you have it. Have a wonderful weekend and remember why the ache is there.

  • Laura
    Posted at 07:15h, 02 March Reply

    This is not our home. There's a song on the radio right now about this. It's true. Someday…no more ache. Thank you for sharing.

  • Kris
    Posted at 07:58h, 02 March Reply

    I share your ache for my true home. No matter the successes or blessings here, there is always a longing lurking underneath, an ache to be home with Him. Second day, we will find our hearts ache stilled. Thank you, Allison. Bless you!

  • Tara
    Posted at 09:54h, 02 March Reply

    I got engaged on pikes peak, so I know that ache well 🙂 … I know the other aches you describe as well. We do ache because we are not fully home here.

  • Stefanie Brown
    Posted at 17:10h, 02 March Reply

    So thankful the home awaiting us is perfectly designed, a peaceful place where sadness and pain are no more.

    I really enjoyed my time here. Followed via email.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Alison
    Posted at 00:02h, 03 March Reply

    That song probably subliminally inspired my post.

  • Alison
    Posted at 00:02h, 03 March Reply

    Amen. Thanks so much, Kris!

  • Alison
    Posted at 00:03h, 03 March Reply

    What a great place to get engaged! Thanks for the comment, Tara.

  • Alison
    Posted at 00:04h, 03 March Reply

    Amen! So glad you visited, enjoyed, and followed, Stefanie. Thanks for the comment!

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