June 21, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Rhythm

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 Rhythm

GO!

I sway back and forth. Back and forth. The beat of my heart matches hers. The sweet scent of her silken skin overtakes me. 

Blessed.

In these moments. In the everyday. In the wake up, change a diaper, flip a pancake, slap some lipstick on your face and try to drink your coffee before the third reheat. This is where I stand.

This is where that toothy grin captures my heart. Where the infectious laugh brings joy that explodes in my soul.

There was a time when I thought I would never know this rhythm. A time when I longed to pace the halls with a screaming babe. I ached to sing lullabies and to feel the breath of a babe on my chest. 

And here she is this perfect little miracle. This amazing gift. Heaven sent.

As I sing that lullaby. As her eyelids fall and her head begins to sink. The rhythms of our heartbeats meet.

Blessed.

STOP!  

 
Five Minute Friday

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Isn't it amazing how the hearts of our children seem to beat with our own? Loved this so much...what sweet words. Happy Friday to you! :)

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  2. Your rhythm together is beautiful to watch! Love you friend!

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  3. There are days, like today, where the hours seem to meld into eachother and your time seems wasted on monotonous tasks. Then there are words, like yours, that remind you of the greater purpose for those days. The rhythm!

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  4. Kelly, enjoy every single minute!!!

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  5. So beautiful, Kelly! Your post reminds me to look past the teething-induced cries, the fussiness and the whines, and to feel the rhythm of my family that lies underneath :) Happy Friday, friend!

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  6. OK - First off - how much do I LOVE that Fluffachu shows up on your blog "You Might Also Like..." (How true that is!)

    Secondly - girl... I love this! I love the realization of thankfulness of this rhythm - all its up and downs and unexpected tempo changes... so blessed is right, my friend!

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  7. "As I sing that lullaby. As her eyelids fall and her head begins to sink. The rhythms of our heartbeats meet."

    Absolutely LOVE this! Enjoy this season of tiny blessings and sweet songs.

    Glad to connect through FMF!

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  8. such sweetly graced Mama love...hard-fought motherhood is especially rewarding. thanks for sharing this Kelly.

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  9. "...try to drink your coffee before the third reheat." Ha! My babies are eleven and fifteen and I can still relate to this one. You took me back to those years, so long ago, yet just yesterday- rocking my sleepless baby and wondering what it felt like to be sane. I'm blessed by the stages of motherhood God brings us through. Thanks for sharing! Came by from Lisa-Jo's :)

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  10. Beautiful! I remember those days, basking the rhythm of when mine were little. Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Enjoy each blessed moment...there are little heart beats that we will always treasure if we stop to think...there was a time that there was only ours to listen to...now, as moms, we have more hearts to enjoy in our midst!

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  12. treasure those days, my friend ... treasure!

    Linda

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  13. There is nothing so beautiful as that mama/daughter rhythm of rock, breath, sleep :) Lovely post Kelly!

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  14. Dear Kelly
    As my children grew older, I have found that there is a world inside my heart where each one lives, and even now that they are grown-up, the rhythm of our hearts will always beat together there where they always are.
    Much love XX
    Mia

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  15. Oh those wild and beautiful days! What a treasure you have in your care. Lovely post!

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  16. So lovely. I remember those days and am now reliving them as I stay with my daughter and her family for a while. I love that it is so easy to fall back into the swaying rhythm of holding a child on your hip as they wrap their arms around your neck.

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  17. Kelly, you made me cry. What sweet, honest words- a gift to be able to share them. You are SO blessed.

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  18. Girl!!! Everytime I read your words I let out this HUGE sigh!!! So beautiful, just so, so beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful !!!! These are such precious times that I miss.

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  20. This is beautiful. I was able to relive those moments with my children through your words. Children are definitely all miracles and blessings. :-)

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  21. Beautiful! Love how you captured those tender moments in mamahood. Hopping over from #fmf linkup :)

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  22. Very cute. What a fun and lovely memory. Thank you for sharing.

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