Friday, April 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday-Here

Here is where I want to be. Here is where I choose to be. Ups and downs, yes, we have had our share of those. So many, at times it felt like we were living on a rollercoaster!! But, rollercoasters can be fun, even with all those curves!! I love holding my hands way up in the air, as we go up and down, on the rollercoaster of life. Look, no hands over here, woo hoo!! My lovebug makes life fun, regardless. The hard times, the sad times, the bad times, are all worth it. Because, at the end of it all, we are here, together, forever!!

47 comments:

Darcel {The Mahogany Way} said...

I mentioned roller coasters in my post, but I want off of this one. I like the way you choose to look at life. Stopping in from Five Minute Friday.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

I like this post. Clever :)

Jennifer Cook said...

I think you have popped by my blog before. I'm a part of Lisa Jo's link up on Fridays also. I love that we are on this ride with so many other Believers. I had a post about roller coasters on my blog recently too! http://graceglimmers.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/roller-coasters-define-reality/

Leovi said...

Yes, nice roller coaster of life, the good mood with us up and down!

Leovi said...

Yes, nice roller coaster of life, the good mood with us up and down!

Rebekah said...

May as well enjoy the ride, right? Way to look at it :)

1 of the Creekside Team said...

Yep ... you are a faithful reader, commenter, encourager! And I, for one, am delighted to see you honored as such!

Linda

Tanya Marlow said...

Happy anniversary!

renee baude said...

Denise, you are a blessing to us. Love the visual of a roller coaster.

Be Blessed.

Stephanie Dunham said...

I hear tell it's someone's birthday! Sooooo, Happy Birthday!

P.S. It sounds like your "here" is an awesome place to be!

~Steph, a fellow 5MF participant

Amy said...

Love this idea of holding your hands up a screaming for joy on life's rollercoaster. Sometimes that is the last option we would choose. We can be too concerned with shutting our eyes tight and putting a death grip on the bar. (Happy belated 28th anniversary - Woo Hoo!!!)

~Maxine~ said...

Nice job! I had to read several of your posts after being sent here for the first time. I understand completely why you were mentioned on Lisa-Jo's Five minute Friday post today. You do seem to be a natural leader with a positive attitude. Fantastic!
Oh, and Happy 28th Anniversary!

interrobangkjl said...

I love the beauty of your words, so bright and lovely. Wish I was on your rollercoaster ride :)

eric said...

i like that you put a twist on the metaphor of life as a rollercoaster, adding an image of enjoyment, while withholding the image of fear the metaphor usually brings with it. beautiful post.

also, happy anniversary! :)

RCUBEs said...

Trials...that's what makes us appreciate the triumphs even more... That's what helps us appreciate the littlest blessings...That's what makes us stronger as each piece of this world is taken away...Be strong in the Lord's mighty power.Hugs and prayers always.

Katina said...

I am scared of roller coasters.....I don't like the way they make my stomach feel...perhaps it is because I can't control what happens. Nice analogy as life is just like a roller coaster you can't really control the dips and turns. Just gotta strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride. Looking forward to being the throw-my-hands up kind of girl like you:)!

Blessings and thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Katina said...

I am scared of roller coasters.....I don't like the way they make my stomach feel...perhaps it is because I can't control what happens. Nice analogy as life is just like a roller coaster you can't really control the dips and turns. Just gotta strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride. Looking forward to being the throw-my-hands up kind of girl like you:)!

Blessings and thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Simocha said...

Cool Words. Thanks for sharing. Love the arms up in the air, and why not! Much easier when we surrender anyway. Happy Weekend.

Never Forsaken said...

The only thing you need to hang onto is Jesus! ~God bless~

Ro Elliott said...

Happy anniversary....blessings and grace to the next 28 and beyond!!

Missindeedy said...

Loving the rollercoaster moments right alongside you, Denise! I pray your birthday was just as exciting. Thank you for always encouraging!!!

Bobbi said...

Happy Five Minute Friday! Thanks for all the encouragement you've showered on others...HERE is some special love for you!!!

Dee said...

Beautiful attitude.♥

Hannah said...

It is so very good to be in a place where you feel freedom in the ups and downs of life - you portray this beautifully in your post! I loved seeing that you got a special mention in Lisa Jo's post today - when I read her words about you I smiled and nodded, having been on the receiving end of your encouraging comments. Thank you for your words!

Ruth Povey said...

Sounds like you have a great marriage! Happy anniversary

Boni Lady said...

Stopping in from FMF! Happy Anniversary! Loving my roller coaster, but of course I LOVE the high points so much better than the lows! Be blessed in your "here"!!!

Mel said...

Having someone to hold our hands, regardless of the ups or downs, is a great blessing...love this post! :)

L. R. Jensen said...

Wonderful analogy! Here is always moving... Happy Anniversary:)

Cassi Brightforest said...

I love the "No Hands"!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Loved this post. Such a restful feel. Thank you for visiting me.

Joy said...

Happy belated anniversary.

thedayofsmallthings said...

Love it! Many blessings to you on the ride.

Terry said...

Wow, you are a poet. Popping over from five minute friday. :)

Sara said...

I think you have popped by my blog, too. I could never figure out how to return the comment on your blog. You are so very positive, Shortybear! I smile as I read your posts and comments!

Sharon said...

I'm on a bit of a roller-coaster right now in my own life. It's a bumpy ride, but I'm sitting next to Jesus. He likes to ride with His hands up in the air, too!!

Wheeeee!!

GOD BLESS!

s said...

:) my man and i stole a saying from a marriage seminar at our church last year: "we are stuck with each other till one of us dies". after 10years i'm in the best of company!

:) have a fab day dear.
sorry i haven't visited you more btw.

Amy said...

I don't normally like roller coasters but you make it sound like so much fun.

Wendy Meijer said...

Yes, life is a roller coaster ride :) Happy belated anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy, I wish I shared your love for roller coasters! I like the No Hands part too...reminds me of letting go and trusting God!

The Heart's Hunger said...

So neat of the comparison of the roller coster- love it!
You're such a positive gal:)
God Bless you and your home

Karen said...

I love that description, Denise! NO HANDS! Thankful that God is in control!

Jen said...

I couldn't agree more, about life being a rollercoaster of joys and sorrows. You're right too, that it's all worth it.

What a beautiful post. You pour your heart into your work.

(Lifted your prayer request up this morning too. Hope you enjoy His peace that passes understanding this weekend.)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's been a busy week here in Texas, sorry for the delay in getting back to you to repay you a visit. Hope your weekend is going well.

PS...hope your finances will be worked out.

Kelly Baesen said...

So loved the line about life being a roller coaster...it truly is an adventure. Thanks for always stopping by and commenting. I am praying for you and your finances. God will always get the glory!! :)

Nicole said...

Thanks for always stopping by my blog and leaving comments. And Happy Anniversary! what an accomplishment. :)

Jacqui said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Denise! Blessings!

Messy Mom said...

This is so sweet. Way to go!