It's Friday.

My hectic schedule with leading several smalls groups and prepping for speaking engagements have meant using my Friday mornings to catch up on my running. But I had to jump in…I missed it. 😉

Five Minute Friday!

I Love You THIS Much by Dana Pittman


Then I saw the topic: Wide.

What? Wide…what in the world am I going to do with this one?

I guess we'll see what five minutes of unedited writing will produce.




"Mommy…I love you this much…"

Their little cubby arms would stretch as wide as their bodies would allow…

Stretch so far they just knew no one could ever love their Mommy more.

No more than "this much".

I almost let those moments slip from my mind. They grow up and all you remember are errands, camps, playing cab to kiddos that mumble "Thanks" before hopping out of the car.

But now I remember, cubby arms, cubby hands, and soft cubby fingers.  I guess you can tell my babies were cubby.

That meant soft hugs and little hands that held my cheeks and stabled my face when my attention was needed.

No longer are those days of "Mommy I love you this much…"


Not now my baby is no longer a baby. She is turning 12 and my oldest is turning 14. Where did the time go?

Man, I don't know.

For now I will treasue those days. When I'd say "How much do you love me?"

And I'd hear their competing echos of …

"Mommy I love you this this this this this this much…"

We'd laugh as their arms extended beyond the frames of their bodies…completing to show Mommy…

I love you THIS much.


Question: What is one of your fondest Mommy Moments?


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