Five Minute Friday

11:24 PM



   It's 5 minute Friday over at the Gypsy Mama again, and this time she told us to write about "Ache".  We're supposed to just write.  No editing, no over-thinking, just let the words flow and see what comes.  So here goes.

Ache.  I ache for many things.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this.  Young married women, new moms, daughters, sisters, grandmas....in whichever category you find yourself you ache for things.   Whether it's unrealized goals and ambitions or unmet longings, we all have them.


   For me, they have taken on a slightly different form.  Now instead of only aching for my own dreams/hopes/plans, I ache for someone. I ache for a little girl to want to know me.  I ache for her friendship, her loyalty, her trust.  I ache for her to desire to be Godly and feminine and beautiful.  I ache for her to find her feet in this unstable world.  I ache for her to be a shining light in the darkness.


   I knew the moment I held her that ache would be a part of my life forever.  It washed over me like a tidal wave as I lifted her up into my arms and caught her close to my heart and breathed in her sweet scent.  That ache, so pounding and furious in the first few moments of her existence outside the womb, would never leave me.  It is a silent weight that mothers carry, their aches for their child.  It may hold different forms and appear very different from person to person.  Some may not know what to do with their ache, and they lash out or push their loved ones away.

*Time over*

Well that's all for now!  Happy Friday everyone.

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3 comments

  1. You are right, the ache that mothers carry is intense, and I don't think can be understood until one is that place. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. What a beautiful post, Shelly. I am sure she will love her momma just as much :)

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  2. So beautiful...so true...and the ache like the love only increases.
    Keep up the God work.
    Lori
    P.S. I absolutely love the picture at the top of your page...so fun!

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