I’m joining in with Five Minute Friday – a five-minute free write weekly exercise. Find out more here.
Maybe there are fresh flowers on the dresser. A tray of goodies to welcome us. But it can be simpler than that – a warm embrace; plans made for our stay; a place for us to sleep; meals prepared. When we visit another friend or family member, it’s a treat to be with them. It’s about the company. Not the accommodations, per se. It’s a chance to have a break from our routine and join in another’s day-to-day life.
There are limits to phone calls, FaceTime, that make a face-to-face visit necessary. Precious. And harder to fit in now that we have to work around a school schedule.
A visit is an opportunity to be on the receiving end of hospitality. We leave with our spirits refreshed and our hearts full. Ready to return the favor sometime soon.
10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: visit”
I love the last paragraph and this: “When we visit another friend or family member, it’s a treat to be with them. It’s about the company. Not the accommodations, per se”. I don’t know why but I really that you used the word “per se” and this reminds me of how God’s been speaking to me about presence. How importance it is.
Thanks for sharing this. We’re neighbors on fmf today. ☺️
Thanks for commenting and stopping by! I’ll go “visit” your space in a min. 🙂
You’re welcome! ❤️
Concise and perfect, Heather. When we visit family, or anyone, we really need to be there for them.
And for us.
#1 at FMF this week.
Thanks for commenting, Andrew. Appreciate your words.
Heather, your words about the preparations resonate with me as we are in the midst of our son and his family being with us on an extended visit from their home in Ecuador. As I read I thought, part of the joy of the visit is the preparations I make and then see them enjoy… and then I thought of Jesus’ words,”I go to prepare a place for you…” Thank you for stirring up my heart this morning. 🙂 Alice, “visit”-ing from spot 5 at FMF this week.
What a great opportunity … and I like your perspective about being on the preparation side of a visit and the joy that brings.
i love your post Heather:) you do very well being concise. i’m not as good at it for sure. (i’m at 34.) I love your closing about being on the receiving end of hospitality and feeling refreshed. very good:)
Thanks for your comment!
I love seeing you writing in this space. Beautiful words.