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Five Minute Friday: Haven

This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Haven. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:


According to the term haven is defined as, “any place of shelter and safety; refuge; asylum.”

For me I find safety and shelter in many places including the Lord, my family, and my friends, but today I am going to focus on the haven that I find in my husband, Sam.

Five years ago today I was a little twenty year-old about to become a wife. At exactly this moment I was surrounded by family as we set up the reception. Trying not to become a bridezilla I arranged each table exactly as I had envisioned it. I wanted everything about the following day to be just as I had always wanted.

As a young twenty year-old there weren’t many things in my life that I was yet sure of especially when it came to adulthood. Only a month earlier  I had graduated from college and landed my first teaching job. I was a newbie in the adult world. But the one thing I was and have always been sure about was that I wanted to grow up with Sam by my side. I never had a flutter of fear or uncertainty as long as he was part  of the picture.

And every day for the past five years he has been the strength I’ve needed.

We have celebrated so much joy together. We have suffered through loss and pain at each others’ sides. We have grown and moved and taken chances. And if I had the past five years to do all over again I wouldn’t change a thing.

On my fifth wedding anniversary I am so thankful for each of the days that I have been Sam’s wife. I’m blessed to share life and a family with such an amazing guy!

He is my haven.





2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Haven

  1. We just keep being neighbors on FMF! 🙂 What a sweet sentiment. I was also married at 20 to the man who was, and is still, my best friend. 13 years and 3 kids later, he is still the person I most want to spend time with.


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