Day 17: Five Minute Friday: Long

Every week, a whole heap of fabulous women get together and write for Five Minute Friday. This month is no different, despite my 31 Day Writer's Challenge. Today's prompt is...



"Can I comb your hair, momma? It's so nice and long."

Even though it's 7:15 and bedtime has passed, I give in to her pleading because I know these moments we spend together are precious.

We sit on the cool bathroom floor, and she takes on the persona of "Miss E the hairdresser." We talk as if we're old friends, she asks questions I'm sure no three year old has ever uttered before. It's where we connect and bare our souls, here on the hard tile, when the silence of the house penetrates the walls and it feels like no one else exists in the world but just the two of us.

"What do you think heaven is like, momma?"

The words stop me dead in my tracks because this moment is surreal (and I'm sure I'll say the wrong thing), as she combs my long strands systematically and somehow at the same time erratically. Because my talking falters, she stops her movement for just a breath. She swings my head to meet her gaze, and grabs my face with both of her hands, then sloppily kisses me on my nose.

"I love you, momma."

I can't get the words out, but I want to tell her: this. This is heaven, sweet girl.

Photographed by Rebecca Adams
The little moments of the day? They count. They matter. Use them. Take them with you. They matter.

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

xoxo, k.


  1. Those little moments DO matter. Thank you for reminding me. My kids love to brush my hair too - usually our conversation sounds like, "Ouch, ouch!" :)

    Visiting from FMF.

    1. Rebecca, I totally do a pre-brush before she gets to me! Otherwise we'd be in big trouble :) Thanks for reading!

  2. OH! I love this so much. You were being intentional and this inspires me. Great FMF post!

  3. Such a sweet moment, and I love how you tied in her question and your answer with the moment. Savor those moments!

  4. Thanks for sharing. 3-year olds are so precious and profound at times, aren't they? Thanks for the reminder that it's the everyday, little moments that really matter, that are the precious things that we often take for granted and miss. Love your 31 days of encouragement posts. Have yet to read through them all.


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