Jul 28, 2011

Five Minute Fridays: Still

Linking up with Lisa-Jo again today! For, wait for it...

Five-Minute Fridays!! 

This week's topic is still. And since the link isn't working yet, this should be fun. :)

Five minutes to just write, without worrying if it's just right or not. Five minutes to let my (somewhat) creative mind go free and enjoy whatever comes from my noggin.

Ready? Here we go!


Through the long days, the sometimes longer nights, through the mess and chaos that surrounds this thing called life, sometimes I can find myself, the person I've been in the middle of the person I've become.

I'm still the girl who would rather read and observe than act and participate. I'm still the girl who loves grammar jokes, puns, and smart humor. I'm still the girl who laughs quietly, shoulders shaking, with a huge smile.

Sometimes it's hard to find her. Amidst the mommy, the wife, the blogger...sometimes she gets a little lost. She forgets what it's like to be caught up in the pages of a good book, to write whatever is on her heart because it feels good to get it out, even to watch a favorite tv show just because.

But most times, if she can find a good cup of coffee, if she can find a new book to read, if she can spend just a few minutes writing down her heart, I see her. Still there in the stillness.

It's in the stillness, in the quiet, that she finds me, that we find Him, and that we realize we are the same person. Still.



The Wild Optimist said...

Oooh! I like this! You have phrased that struggle of moms to maintain our identity deftly and painted a lovely picture. Thank you! I hope you find time to enjoy the stillness this weekend:)

Carey C. Bailey said...

Glad you don't stay lost for long. With Joy, Carey

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

You described me perfectly. Thank you for the reminder to slow down & be still.

Mary said...

Very well written. I loved this!

Brenda said...

I like this, awesome thoughts!

Becky Perry said...

Hello neighbor to the West (I'm in NW Alabama). I enjoyed my visit and will visit again.

Traci Michele said...

beautiful! thanks and so nice to meet you!


Rachel said...

Okay, I just read another one of these 5 min essays you have done (first time visiting your blog) and it is SO beautiful. God has given you a gift for expressing your thoughts eloquently. Wow.