Friday, November 11, 2011

Five Minute Friday: An Unexpected Life

It’s Friday – the day where I join other bloggers and take five short minutes to just write from the heart. Five Minute Friday is hosted by Gypsy Mama and this week’s prompt is unexpected. 

Sometimes I feel like Noah's whole life has been one unexpected circumstance after another. Becoming pregnant with him was unexpected. Pregnancy complications were unexpected. An early birth was unexpected. His Cerebral Palsy diagnosis was unexpected. 

There have also been so many unexpected blessings and life lessons along the way.

Yes our lives may be different than others and they may be harder, although that's debatable, everyone has their own obstacles but there are so many little unexpected blessings along the way. I've learned to take life slower. I've learned what true love is all about, not only my love for Noah but my family's love for me. It's brought me closer to God. I've learned what sacrifice is all about. I've learned that life is never what you expect it to be.

No matter how unexpected this journey has been, I know God made me for this and I am right where I am supposed to be. 


  1. This is such a beautiful post, Coley. I am glad that I visited your site to read it. I am a new follower and I pray for many, many more blessings along the way for you, Noah, and the rest of your family. Have a great weekend.

  2. This is a beautiful post, and you are so, so right. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Suzanne said it better than I could.

  4. linked up through Lisa-Jo's... so inspiring! God really does use the unexpected to teach us, to humble us, to share His joy :)

  5. LOVE this. I truly believe that God used my own very unexpected circumstances to bring you guys into my life. You are a wonderful witness of what true love is (you, J, & Nono), and I love you all.