Roots {Brought to you by Five Minute Friday}

It’s time for Five Minute Friday once again. I join in with a bunch of gals all linked over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s place. And this is what we do:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


We’ve just moved for like the 10th time in our 20 years of marriage.  This is the 5th house we’ve been in.  I believe in laying down roots.  It is one of the fundamentally most important things for a family. It is the thing that anchors me to my own past.  It is the core of my being.

But moving around doesn’t lend itself to building a system of roots.  And that is something I am determined to change.

When we moved from Calgary 6 years ago it was like cutting down the tree trunk , but the root system stayed in tact.  It is and always will be home. It is where all 4 of our kids were born and that in itself makes it special. When my kids talk about “home” that’s what they talk about~Calgary.

And then there’s our acreage way up north in Alberta.  My dad is there. We loved living there. Our little haven in the bush~trees and a creek winding its way through our property.  Our dogs ran free. We hunted. We camped. We snowmobiled. We built a lot of memory trees there. It has a root system that we still thrive off of~~ memories are roots too.

Now here we are~back in the city of our youth. It’s new to our kids but for Leroy and I it is where we first began. Where our family has its roots~deep roots. We dated here, we fell in love, got married and began our life together here.  And as I look forward to what may come in the next few years: kids growing up , leaving home, maybe getting married and having babies of their own….we will build another system of roots.  And I’m so going to love this next decade of planting a network of roots that stands the test of time .

and STOP.

Go here and see who else is posting about ROOTS for Five Minute Friday. And maybe join in too! It’s fun!


4 thoughts on “Roots {Brought to you by Five Minute Friday}

  1. I know the feeling of having roots spread far and wide. Praying that this next decade will find both of our roots growing deeper. Thanks for sharing your words and your life in 5 minutes.

  2. Your voice here is beautiful! I love the hope that you sing–of the confidence that comes from knowing who you are, what you value. I love this line: “memories are roots, too.” That’s where I took my post, too. So happy to meet you here!

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