This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is Table. 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:
There’s something special about my dining room table. So many memories are made around such a pivotal piece of furniture. A couple of years ago I inherited my beautiful Ethan Allen table from my Great-Grandmother as she was moving into an assisted living community. Before the inheritance of such a treasured heirloom I had already formed fond memories of the piece. As a child I would visit with Grandma and we would share meals and snacks around the table. When I became a devoted coffee-holic in my teenage years we began to enjoy Starbucks Frappucinos and Fudge Doughnuts around that same piece. And now that I possess that legend of a table it’s becoming a permanent fixture in the memories of my household.
It was around this table that we shared our first pizza in the new house. Sitting in the chairs about the table we fed our daughter her first spoonfuls of baby food and before long she would graduate to solids. At this table we have shared many conversations, delicious meals, and made countless family decisions.
Before Thanksgiving with my family my daughter was talking to me while eating her breakfast at the table when she so sweetly said,”Mommy and Daddy, I am thankful for you because I love you.”
Nothing is more important to me than family and we have been blessed to share so many special moments and memories around such a special dining room table.
On a sidenotes, this is my 200th post! Yay for milestones 🙂