Five Minute Friday: Place

Usually place is a location, a city or a building, but the place that I’m at right now (aside from my home) is a very challenging one. I’m in a sad place, mourning the loss of my baby, taking care of my children who have the flu, trying to figure out my new normal. Here I am not only trying to keep up with life and family, but also trying to get myself into a healthy place. My blood pressure has been high for weeks, now I’m starting meds to bring it down. My kids have been sick with the flu, and I’m taking care of them and praying that Tony and I don’t get it also. My house is a disaster and I don’t have the energy to clean more than just the bare minimum. This is the place I am right now, it’s not a good place, it’s a place that I need to work my way out of. Fighting through the tears and the sadness, forcing myself to clean a little every day, to make healthy meals, and to start exercising again. I can do it, I’ve done it before, but this time it’s a little more than before, a little harder, a little scarier. I will work my way to a better place, slowly and one step at a time, with my faith in God who will help me to get through this tough place. And my loving husband who is constantly urging me to take the next step, while still supporting me where I am right now. Through my boys (once they are healthy again) who won’t let me sit still for very long. I know I will get out of this place and into one much better.

This post is a part of the weekly FMF link-up


  1. I am so sorry you are in a tough place right now. Losing a baby is so very tough, and on top of everything else you are coping with. My prayers are with you.


  2. You are in my prayers. Hang in there; a new day will dawn, and though you will carry the pain of loss for the rest of your life, it can be transfigured by your hope and faith.

    God bless you and keep you safe in His Arms.


  3. So very sorry about your precious baby. May God pour in His comfort and fresh strength for you daily. And may He bring healing for your boys and protect you and your husband from this flu too. Sending hugs across the oceans.


  4. I’m sorry you are in such a difficult place right now. Praying that you know God with you in the midst of the grief and the challenges and that he will give you the strength to move forward in the right time and the right way. Visiting from FMF #18.


  5. Bethany V.

    Grief is a tough place to be. I pray you’ll find peace and that you’ll be slowly moved toward a place of peace and joy again.


  6. I am so sorry for your pain, and I am praying for you today because I fully believe in the power of prayer.
    Years ago, I sat crying in the midst of my shattered life my head on my mom’s knee as she stroked my hair. She said, “The sun will shine again.” And it did…just as it will for you.

    Gracious heavenly Father, I ask you to speak to Mary’s heart this day, because nothing comforts like the voice of our Father. Speak peace to every cell of her body, let her feel your very presence surrounding her and giving her strength to do more than endure…to thrive. I pray protection against the flu for both her and her husband, and a speedy recovery, even this day, for her sons. In the all powerful name of Jesus Christ I ask these things knowing You hear, my Lord. Thank you, Jesus.


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