Saturday, July 12, 2014

Five Minute Friday on Saturday: Belong

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Merriam-Webster defines belong in many ways, but the second part of the second definition says this:

 to be attached or bound by birth, allegiance, or dependency

This definition drew me in.

There are days I float along, feeling alone, feeling apart, feeling far away. Living in Alaska will do that to a person, when her loved ones are thousands of miles and thousands of dollars away.

But I belong to Jesus. I belong to my husband. I belong to my girls, even though day by day they become more independent of me. I belong to the chapel congregation, I belong to the women's ministry, and I belong to a unique ministry online

Even if I feel apart, left out, or ignored, I really do belong.

Sometimes it is good to remember that. Especially on the days when I feel otherwise.

1 comment:

Phyllis Lipford said...

Hi Pattie,
I'm happy to read you post today, visiting for the first time from 5MF. My husband and I will be cruising to Alaska in a couple weeks. How interesting to link up with you and to read that you live in Alaska. I can only imagine the challenge of living thousands of miles (and dollars) from family and experiences that make you feel you belong. Thankfully you have Christ, your family who loves you, and a church family to fill the places and your heart with belonging. Blessings!