Today I’m teaming up with Lisa Jo Baker and her “Five Minute Friday” link-up party. For over a year I have wanted to do this, and am finally trying it out! I am going to write for five minutes. No editing, no planning, just writing.
The topic this week: Fight.
When I hear the word fight, USC’s motto, “Fight On” immediate comes to mind. I grew up a Trojan and went to college at USC. Live and breathe USC football each fall. I think it’s normal that the words “fight on” would immediately come to mind. I do, however, think those two words carry a great deal of meaning. I feel like I am fighting on each day. I fight to get out the door in the morning while staying relaxed and trying to enjoy the few precious moments I get with my kids. I fight back tears on my way to work because I often wish I could just stay home with my babies. I fight to keep a smile on my face as students test me throughout the day and I’d rather just yell and scream and cry. I fight the urge to pick up fast food on the way home and instead cook a homemade and healthy dinner for my family. I fight off the yawns as bedtime nears so that I can read my kids just one more bed time story. I fight the urge to simply curl up and go to sleep so that instead I can prep lunches, outfits, and spend at least a few relaxing minutes with my husband before we both fall asleep for the night. I fight each morning to be thankful for the day instead of counting down the days until the next weekend. I fight on, each and every day to live the way the Lord wants, to live a good, happy life. I want my kids to be happy. I want to be happy. I often feel like I have to work toward that. My kids are worth it, though. I’ll fight on every day to do the best I possibly can for them.