5 Minute Friday: Glue

Joining in with Lisa Jo Baker for 5 Minute Friday.  Today’s prompt word is:  Glue.  I have 5 minutes to write.  No planning, no editing, just writing for the sake of writing.

Five Minute Friday


I think I am.

Here goes.

When I think of the word glue, I immediately think of how I feel like I am the glue of our family.  Most times this is an incredible blessing.  Being a wife and mother is my God-given vocation, and I love every crazy, exhausting second of it.  Other times, I feel like if I don’t have the right answers or make the right decisions the whole family will fall apart.  I am the glue that tells everyone it will be alright.  I must always be positive, never voicing that I am worried or unsure of what to do.

What a silly mess I get myself into thinking I am the glue that fixes everything!

Last night, after Holy Thursday mass, I had the chance to pop back into church for Eucharistic Adoration.  It was such a blessing.  Just the Lord and me, and silence.  Blissful silence—that is unheard of with nine children running around!

I knelt, enjoying the silence, and my gaze kept resting on the painting of the Divine Mercy.  I could hear Jesus telling me to trust in him.  It was that simple.

I know Jesus is the glue of my life and my family’s—not me!!!  What a burden is lifted off my shoulders when I remember that!  Jesus will glue all of my broken pieces back together and heal me.  Jesus, I trust in you!

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  Psalm 147:3




2 thoughts on “5 Minute Friday: Glue

  1. This is the second time in two days that I’ve seen this link up. Hmmmm I think that means I need to do this too!

    Eucharistic Adoration is such a blessing for us. Even more so for you with 9 babies! God bless you, Mama! It’s so easy for us, as mothers, to care for our children. We fall into the disillusion that we care for them more than anyone. More than Jesus even. How humbling to get that message of trust, reliance and mercy at Adoration.

    Happy Easter to you and all of your pumpkins.



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