Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

{One of my favorite FMF posts linked up from last week was this one by DKARamblings}

Want to play Five Minute Friday? It’s easy peasy!

1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt- no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes on:





I rock her to the music in her cosy odd little hallway room with its dark wood paneling. I rock her and she watches me, clutches the bottle in one hand and strokes my cheek with her other one. It’s intimate. We watch each other. Our hearts fill up. We eat these precious minutes before bed.

I lean closer till only a whisper separates us and say it straight into her blue eyes, “May you embrace your womanhood, Zoe.”

The gift of the thing.

I want her to get it with both hands.

Not my story. Not the backwards shuffling toward understanding who I was made to be. Not the regret and frustration and misunderstanding of the beauty of womanhood. Not the ridiculous fear of being wife and mother. Not for this daughter of mine.

No, “Zoe,” I say. “Open your hands, darling, it’s the most wonderful gift. This being a girl and a woman.”

“Open your hands and let Jesus show you what a gift you are – just as you are. He doesn’t make mistakes. You are woman and it is a wonder.”

My girl-child, she blinks at me. I know she’s listening. I say it out loud to remind myself to keep reminding her. Everything the Father gives is a gift. No gift less than any other. And womanhood, may she savor unwrapping it.

And may I be there to enjoy every layer.


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