May 16, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Song

It's Friday! So here we are, hundreds of us, bravely writing for five minutes flat on the same prompt given by the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker. "No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real."

This is Five Minute Friday, where writing gets real.

This weeks prompt is SONG


Only hours old and she still smelled sweet of vernix. We were alone at last. Mother and daughter. I stared at this tiny miracle; the babe I had longed for for so long.

And the melody filled my soul, and I rocked as I sang the hymn so familiar to my heart. 

Morning has broken. And it had. 

In that moment, the empty arms of a grieving mama were full. Full of life. And with a heart full of praise I sang out to the Father a song of adoration. The lullaby of my babe. 

"Praise with elation. Praise every morning. God's recreation of a new day." 

Beauty had risen. The dark night had gone. And the song filled my soul as I sang the newest of my loves to sleep for the very first time. 

Morning has broken. Sing Hallelujah. 



Five Minute Friday


  1. Is there anything better than a baby covered in vernix??? Sweetest ever.

  2. Amazingly beautiful post...I just love it. And I love that our posts were so similar...I have such sweet memories of singing to my baby girl when she was teeny tiny. And now she loves music. :) Blessings and happy Friday!

  3. Oh Kelly. There is NOTHING like that feeling when you first hold your baby, is there? Especially if there was a hard road leading up to that moment. It's amazing to me that you could remember words to any song at that point... my births are far too crazy it seems and I probably ramble a bunch of nonsensical cooing and silly things for the first hour or so afterwards.

    So glad I met you tonight!!! Get some sleep and have fun while you're on call for another sweet baby being born soon!!!

  4. Love those first sweet moments with our babes... great post!

  5. There is nothing like the song of a mother giving praise for her child. This is a lovely post!

  6. Oh the song of a mother, who first holds her child. Simply beautiful!

  7. This is so beautiful! I love that hymn, it is filled with such promise and glory!

  8. Lovely word/work Kelly! Reminded me of a lullaby I sang to my son while on bed rest during my only successful pregnancy. Oh how I longed for this child and clung desperately to His hand while I waited for the fulfillment of a promise. have great weekend - so happy I stopped by.

  9. love that song... have also loved those first, sweet, exhausted and beautiful minutes with each one. nothing like it, in all the world. thanks for reminding me, today!


  10. singing that hallelujah song with you ... sweet congrats!


  11. Oh my!! These words "In that moment, the empty arms of a grieving mama were full." filled the rims of my eyes this morning. Such a beautiful song.

  12. Thank you for sharing this story. I wish I could have come to visit you after she was born so that we could sing praises together but God chose the next chapter for us to meet and I'm OK with that. :) Love you, friend!

  13. Goose bumps all along my arms sweet friend. I love this hymn and good see you and that precious babe in your arms as you watered her sweet head with tears and sang the praises of a good God... Bless you for sharing so bravely here.

  14. OOOoh - and it was so late last night that I forgot to Congratulate you! #1!!! Nicely done, my friend! You beat out Crystal! ;)

    1. Haha! I know! I'm not sure how that even happened!

  15. I love this prompt, i decided to go through as many posts as I can. Yours is absolutely beautiful. It reminded me of miscarriages and the strength that my children bring me even though they are no longer babies. I long to have meet mister right and I know through God that I will in His perfect timing. Bless you and yours and have a great weekend.

  16. Oh I just love this. Beautiful! I know that feeling too...Of having a baby after loss and of wanting to be along with that little miracle! Bless you!

  17. Awesomely beautiful.

  18. This was very sweet and I totally related. I had my baby girl just shy of 39 years old. And I look at her today, now 10 months old, and reflect just what a gift she is. Thank you for your sweet post. (Visiting from FMF.)~Cassy


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