31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 8


31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Monday, 8 October 2018


What brings you comfort?

I am comforted by the revved up little kitties that we have and knowing how far they have come since they were first left here by their mama. I wasn’t so sure that they would survive that initial period without their mama. Heavenly Father saw to it that they not only survived, but they have thrived.

I am also comforted in knowing that my grandma, in the grips of Alzheimer’s, found comfort in my presence. She called me “Mama”, which upset me very much until I realized that it meant she felt safe with me. Who do we, as children, run to when we have a boo-boo and need comfort? Mama. I gave her comfort and now this memory, all these years later, brings me comfort, too.


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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4 Responses to 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 8

  1. It’s good the kittens are doing so well. I am touched by your Grandma’s story, it was a gift you could help her so much.

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  2. Vanessence says:

    I’m so glad you have that good memory now of your grandmother. You comforted her, and how her memory comforts you. 🙂

    Blessings! xoxox

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