When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Grow

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just writewithout worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back to the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

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



The doll that she once played with, now sits alone up on the shelf.  
The books and toys all put away, her clothes made into quilts.  
The small girl that she used to be, no longer looks same.  
A woman grown now takes her place, and she does not complain. 
Her hopes and dreams and wishes have changed all through the years.
She has grown to be much wiser now, through doubts and pain and tears.  
The girl she used to be is gone, a grown woman takes her place
And if she looks into her heart, she finds her Father's face.
His never ending touch of kindness and His eternal Love,
Have taught her that His tender mercies come often from above
And as she grows in stature and seeks His loving grace,
She finds her heartbreaks melt away, wrapped softly in Her faith.
She might not be the child she was when she once was very small,
But she can be the woman He needs when she gives to Him her all.



  1. Wow! I see myself in your beautiful words! Give to Him my all--Amen!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I was just thinking about my son that recently moved out. How fast it does go by.

  3. I still remember what it was like to hold my 27-year-old girl in one hand. And this--she can be the woman He needs when she gives to Him her all. Hanging on to that one. :)

  4. This is lovely and touching. As mothers, growth is so precious and bittersweet, isn't it? Thanks for sharing today.