Here For My Children

photo (1)I am linking up again at Lisa-Jo’s for another Five Minute Friday.

The rules are

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..

Today’s word prompt is “Here”. 

My timer is set.


Here I am with a baby in my lap. Wondering if I can have a few extra minutes for typing a little encumbered. But I won’t I’m sitting here thinking about why I am here.

I am here for a reason. There is a reason I choose to type. God gave me my beautiful family. I have many friends online and in real life.

I am happy here. I have my baby here sleeping in my arms. I like having my children here with me. Even when they try to distract or draw my attention from what I am doing here. I know they are the reason I am doing this. I remind myself of that and I stop and listen. If I am doing this for them then I can stop typing for them too.

But here in this moment I have five minutes of quiet granted to me by 5 of my 6 children and I type.


This is my second time to do Five Minute Friday. I did it in one take this time.

Now your turn. What are you doing “here”? 

Please share with us in the comments. If you participated in today’s Five Minute Friday, let me know and I’d love to check out your post.
Five Minute Friday


About Anastacia Maness

Anastacia Maness is a preacher's wife, homeschooling mother of 6 blessings, and writer. When she's not busy counting her blessings she's writing about them right here on her blog, encouraging and strengthening families.

24 Replies to “Here For My Children”

  1. Abbey

    Hi! I’m visiting you from Five-Minute Friday this week – I’m your “next door neighbor.” Thanks for sharing your wisdom. It can be so hard to shift my attention from what I’m doing when my children call for me (and I have exactly half as many as you!)…but you are so right. They are the reason we’re here. It’s worth stopping whatever I’m in the middle of to help them with what they need. So glad you participated this week!

  2. Amy

    Such a sweet post. I noticed in your profile picture you have on an Alabama shirt, do you live in Bama? I am in North Central AL.

    • Anastacia Maness

      Thanks, Amy! We actually live in Texas but I got that shirt in Michigan at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. So what you’re seeing is a captal “A” and “I”. I wanted a picture for this post so I just snapped this one with my phone right after I finished writing. 🙂

    • Anastacia Maness

      Thank you! Congratulations on your recent marriage. I’ve been working on building this site. It’s my desire to help everyone build strong families. If you ever have a question feel free to ask. 🙂


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