CONFIDENCE (Five Minute Friday)

It’s a long old road, the A303, especially at night, and even more so after a hard day’s work. In the darkness, only a few familiar bends and county boundary signs, first Wiltshire then Somerset, mark progress on the route west.

We talk, letting the weight of the week drop from our shoulders, leaving it to fend for itself on the roadside, as we travel. Or we quietly listen to music; sometimes Premier Praise Radio pushes us along or an audiobook melts the miles away. But tonight it’s a jazz compilation on Spotify, mainly Miles Davis.

Absorbed in a sense of increasing relaxation and wandering possibilities for the weekend ahead, my husband’s smiling voice interrupts my thoughts:

“It’s ok. You can dose off for a while if you want. I won’t mind – I’ll take it as a compliment.”

I know I can. I have such confidence in his driving and his ability to keep me safe.

But I don’t. I know he’s tired too. So we talk – about our hopes and plans, the road conditions, what we’re going to eat at Exeter Services when we stop.

And on we go.

Five Minute Friday is a weekly writing prompt blog link-up. You can find more inspired posts here: And I couldn’t resist sharing a great song on the same topic, Confidence by Sanctus Real:



4 thoughts on “CONFIDENCE (Five Minute Friday)

  1. So sweet. It has been a long time since we’ve been at that stage of life where it is just the two of us as we travel. As an aside, though – one of our jokes is that I can sleep when he drives. He finds it much harder to sleep when I drive – because he doesn’t like not feeling in control. That’s how I feel when I get on a plane, and there, he can relax and snooze away without any problem. I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m not offended because I know it is his protectiveness of our family that makes him feel that way. 🙂 ~ your fmf voisine


    • Merci Rochelle. We’re in a new stage of just the two of us so hold on – it will come back and is all the sweeter. Me, I prefer him to stay awake when I drive as I find I concentrate better when I’ve got company, but that’s all down to wanting to keep the family safe too. God bless.


  2. Beautifully written. I love how you express your confidence in your husband, yet still chose to stay awake and talk with him. That’s a great love. 🙂 (Visiting from FMF!)


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