26 Jun 2014

Five Minute Friday: Lost

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Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. (On your own blog or in the comments here).
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OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



I want to get lost with you this weekend.

I want to climb into your hand and lose all the rest of this week, this year, these 18 months in the whorls and swirls that make your fingers your own. And also mine. I want to bury my nose in your neck and inhale two days away from our kids, our grown up responsibilites and pretend we are 21 again.

I want to get lost in some side street in Beverly where we used to drive your Ford Tempo to Singing Beach and feel my feet in the sand again and all these years between now and then fall off my shoulders. If only they would fall off my hips too. But in the meantime I’m happy to just get lost in the back of coffee shops or libraries or under the covers.

Slowly. Remembering all this you and me without three kids in between.

I want to get lost in conversations that don’t get interrupted by somebody who needs more water or milk or Ketchup.

Lost in a book and your arms and the eyes of that bride walking down the aisle to her forever someone.

Lost in two long days of just you and me and when last did we do this? When last did we do all the planning to step outside our nine to fives to find our way back to the beginning of being lost and found together?

I’m ready.

I packed all the suitcases this morning. A whole 24 hours earily. Because it takes planning to get lost when you get to our age and responsibilities. When did we grow up? I blinked my eyes and missed it. I think it happened in a Costco aisle one day.

Let’s unmake it for a day. You and me.

And tomorrow’s airplane.



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  1. 1

    Aaahh, so musical and magical .. Have an amazing time, and I hope all of your dreams to get lost come true ..

    • 2
      Carol G. says:

      what a beautiful piece! sigh…yes…30 years, 7 kids, have yet to get lost with my hubby…one day perhaps.

  2. 3
    Felista says:

    It’s been a while….and I don’t have much to write today. But the first thing that came to mind when I think of the word Lost, I think of a certain song by the Gaither Vocal Band that’s seen me through some of the worst times of my life. So I’d like to dedicate it to all those here who feel lost and alone…..you’re not alone. Not by a long shot. You may not feel His presence right now, maybe you haven’t felt it for some time. But He’s right there with you. What you know to be true in the good times (His promises, His word, His love, grace and peace) still remains true when you can’t see past your pain. And I leave you with Psalms 30:5, “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Things will brighten up. It will be well. The storm will pass, the clouds will roll back and the sun will shine again. You will laugh again, and you will rejoice in the Lord again. So hold on to hope, and know that God hasn’t left you. He never will.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m153dXFIHV4 – When I Cry by Gaither Vocal Band

  3. 4

    I know exactly where you speak of! Living in Reading, MA., our kids have often gone to Singing Beach. Have a great weekend away!!!

  4. 5

    Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now I’m found; was blind but now I see. Father God, You have promised in Your word to never leave us nor forsake us…no matter how lost, no mattter how far we may wander. Thank You Father! Thank You that for all the years I wandered lost on many a winding road of my own choosing You never forgot me. You never lost sight of me even when I turned my back on You. You refused to leave me lost but sought me and called to me and ever so gently guided me home. Amazing Grace! Lord now I ask that same blessing on the lost ones in my own love circle. Lord, I especially ask you to reach out to those young ones who are wandering so lost; denying You and turning from You to indulge worldly pleasure. Call to them Lord! Call them back to You just as You did for me for surely they are no further than I was. Bless them Lord…leave none of them lost. I ask in the name of Jesus who lost not one that You gave Him. AMEN!

    • 6
      Carol G. says:

      those were the first words that popped into my head as well. And yes, I’m stalling. After midnight here, but I am pretending I am in a different time zone. what a lovely thought Tracy.

  5. 7

    Wow! I know that feeling. Beautiful words today. Enjoy your weekend together!

  6. 8
    Elizabeth says:

    When I think of lost I’m reminded of all of the times I’ve been lost. This being my first attempt at a 5 min Fri I find myself wanting to focus more on the being found than the being lost though. The thing is…I couldn’t have been found if I hadn’t been lost first. That day my parents left me in a McDonald’s playland only to return and find that I had climbed on the OUTSIDE of the hamburglar and had wrapped myself around the top of his hat. I never even knew I was lost. And the endless times I’ve strayed after something shiny in the world, only to later be rescued by my Savior time and time again. We need to lose ourselves in order that we may gain life with Jesus for all eternity. I never thought I’d say this, but I WANT to be lost…so I can be found IN HIM!

    • 9

      I like what you had to say. We sure seem to get ourselves lost very easily. I don’t want to be lost anymore. I just want to go in a direction and stay going in that direction without feeling this since of wanting to be rescued or have drama in my life. I am not sure if that makes any sense. Sometimes I wish that I had lived in Bible times especially when Jesus came to the earth. I imagine I would be lost and he would come to me and bring me close to Him and love on me and show me the direction he wanted me to go and I wold not feel lost anymore. :-)

      Have a great weekend.

  7. 10

    When I think of lost I am reminded of all that I have lost in my life both my parents and my sister. Lost of childhood, dreams. I home school my son and i feel lost. like i am just there to serve him and who i am as a woman and a wife really does not matter. I feel lost. I was watching a show the other night and the main character said. “Nothing happens to me.” That totally resonated with me. My husband has a job that he loves and goes to work each day loving life. My son has friends and a life of his own. I just feel lost like I am not sure how to be in my own body. What my emotions should be like or how to go about doing this thing called life. I feel lost with God like I can never get a relationship with God to really work. Blah Lost…..But I manage and hold it together play Farmville and imagine I am that little cowgirl working on the farm harvesting apples and feeding my chicken like I am really needed and enjoyed. Instead I feel managed…I just want to get in the car and drive away and get lost somewhere. I want to be a paramedic where people depend on me and don’t take advantage of home cooked meals or the hundred other million things I do.

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  9. 12

    Blessings, Lisa – as you step on that plane and get lost with your love. I remember those child-rearing days and how important it is to make time for just two! A great prompt this week – I’m glad to be back on track and posting again.

  10. 13

    Lost it in a Costco aisle. Might be my favorite LJ line ever :) Have a wonderful weekend! I’m missing Allume this year to get lost with mine in Denver. Bittersweet :)

  11. 14

    Enjoy getting lost and reclaiming some carefree past lives – even if it is just a couple days. Well earned, friend!

  12. 15

    I wish you a tremendous time together! Christ pay special attention!

  13. 16

    I can relate to you! My husband and I have been married for almost 12 years and we have 3 kids. We often wonder what we did with ourselves before kids! We have even been on a date to the movies with one infant in a car seat sitting in a chair beside us. Marriage takes work but it is so worth it! :) Have fun!

  14. 17
    Carol G. says:

    Does getting lost in reading all the responses count? Finally getting here and semi alone…to write. my mind is way too clear. not a thought at all. okay…ready, set,
    Lost, yes I know we were once lost by now found. But we are still imperfect and sinful. So still lost in a way. But those that are so very lost they don’t even know where to look for The Light. How can they see it if we don’t show them? Lost in Your Presence, yes, that’s what I crave. Just to be Mary for a few moments, and be lost in thought, lost in the conversation sitting at Your feet. Maybe then i could hear You, really hear You, Singing over me. Some days I feel like that lost sheep. Needing the Shepherd. Lost sight of You, in the busyness of life. Blessed yes, but lost all the same. Needing You, needing to see Your hand in the plans i see laid out before me. Knowing You won’t let me get lost on the path. Keeping my eyes on You. I know that once I find my way back to You, I can then show You to those that are lost and and caught up even more by the snares than I.
    wow…this is hard. :-) lost thoughts, fragments, floating and not surfacing. Cohesion is lost. Does it get better?

  15. 18

    is this a jack johnson song ? it could be :)

  16. 19

    Sounds absolutely wonderful. Getting lost in each other and unmaking this crazy life – even for a day. Love your words as always Lisa-Jo. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I get Thursday night as I look forward to finding our prompt and blog in my inbox the next morning. You are providing such a blessing to writers and readers alike. Thank you so much!

  17. 20

    Am so glad I found your site, your book, your FMF idea. Thank you.

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  19. 22

    Thank you for bringing me back to romance. I can get caught up in the stuff that needs to be done and stop dreaming about the us we were so long ago before we knew about morning breath and stretch marks. We know each other better and the romance is based on what is real not fairy tale, but I have to let myself get lost in the heart of romance. Thank you for a reminder to get lost. I need that exactly today.

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