You know what time it is, right? It’s time for FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY!!!
Today’s prompt word is CLOSE.
Are you ready to write without regarding to getting it “just” right? Set your timer and see where your mind takes you!
Near or far, where ever you are … you’re always close to my heart.
Though miles may separate us and people threaten to prevent us from being together, they cannot take this from us. Ever. We are always together and close because of the connection of our heart.
I’ll never forget when my daughter was younger and red faced with tears streaming had to go with her dad every other weekend and weeks in the summer for visitation. She was only a year old when we separated, and this was hard on her to be away from me just as much as it was for me to be away from her. She was so little and didn’t understand what was going on and why we had to be apart. As the years went by, she understood a little more, but it did not stop the tears from flowing each and every time we had to be apart. I would lean in close to her and whisper that she was always in my heart just like I was always in her heart. I would reassure her that no one could ever take that away from us. Ever! Although we weren’t allowed to talk on the phone even at that point when she had to be away, she could rest in the assurance of my love and that although we were separated by many miles between us … we were always close because of the love we have in our hearts for each other.
Now, my daughter is older … entering her Senior year in the Fall. She will be preparing to go out into the real world after graduation. She’ll be preparing to leave for college. She admitted yesterday that she’s excited yet frightened for this last year of high school. I leaned in close once more and whispered that no matter what she will always be in my heart just like I am always in her heart. No one will ever be able to take that away from us … no miles … no distance … nothing! We will always be close and connected at the heart because of the strong love and mother/daughter bond that we share.