Five Minute Friday: dream


In two short weeks, this ring has become a habit, something I expect to see on my hand. But still, I turn the stone this way and that in the light and am amazed at all the change it means.

We’ve crammed so much already into two weeks: so many decisions and plans, so many conversations it’s okay to have now, so many dreams.

I spent years wondering if I’d always have a bare left-hand ring finger. I talked to God about it a lot, asked Him why and how, begged Him sometimes for a husband and sometimes for the grace to be husbandless.

I am astonished now at how He can completely transform dreams in making them come true, making them larger and brighter and more terrifying and more wonderful than anything I could have planned.

But I know that His giving is infinitely kind, just as I am certain that if He had always said “no,”Β thatΒ would have been infinitely kind.

This God, His way is perfect.

For that — and for all the things this ring means — I praise Him.


Today I link up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday, writing on her prompt, Dream. Click the photo above to visit her site.

Β©2015 by Stacy Nott

19 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: dream

  1. Congratulations on your engagement! There’s something so amazing about knowing someone loves us enough to ask us to spend the rest of our lives with them. When my husband asked me it filled an emptiness in my heart. Nineteen years later, and we’re more in love than on the day we married. May this special season of your life fill you with much joy as you head into marriage! Just remember to breathe in the planning of the wedding. πŸ˜‰

    I’m your to-the-left FMF neighbor. πŸ™‚


  2. Can you stand another “congratulations!” ???

    My wife and I celebrated one of our anniversaries yesterday…we were married, divorced, and remarried, so there are two.

    Had another close-to-dying day today, and told her that I don’t want to die because I don’t want to miss a minute with her, that I’m more in love with her than I was yesterday, and that the process has just accelerated. She wanted to be someone’s everything; she is.

    I hope you find that.


  3. sue886 says:

    You are such an encouragement, Stacy! I understand those prayers, having them myself now. I am very happy for you, how God has brought such joys into your story! And I am excited to see where this new adventure takes you. You are an amazing woman. πŸ™‚


  4. Congratulations, Stacy. Thanks so much for the reminder that He is good always – when He gives us what we desire and when, in His mercy and omniscience, He does not. Blessings.


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