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, June 7, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Fall

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::


Sometimes, when we fall, 
we fall right into a Miracle.


She stands on wobbly legs, she stretches her arms out to me.  She tips her head back and laughs.  She reaches out just a little more and takes one, single, tentative step, then a half step more.  She balances, then loses the battle and falls down on her diaper clad bottom.  She giggles and stands, safe in daddy's arms to try again.
She hold daddy's hand on the road in front of the house, waiting for the bus for her first day of school.  The driver stops on the opposite side of the road, she runs on chubby legs across the street and falls on the black top.  Her dad rushes to her side, picks her up and kisses her skinned knees all while carrying her to the bus and placing her gently on the steps to try again.  
She is eight now and learning to ride her bike without the training wheels.  Dad has taken them off and she is excited for this new adventure.  He stands behind her and gently pushes her off.  She tries to pedal the now two-wheeled bike, but it starts to sway and she finds herself twisted up in the wheels on the dirt road.  Daddy picks her up, dries her tears, and helps her start over to try again.
She is 16 and going on her first real date.  She is dressed up and so excited to introduce him.  He drives up in his parents car.  He knocks on the door and I can tell that he is scared.  His knees are knocking so loudly that I think I hear them.  Daddy shakes his hand and tells the boy to have fun, be safe and remember that this girl is a princess.  She hugs him tightly and walks out to the car leaving daddy behind.  
My baby has grown.  She has fallen and learned to rise again.  She has struggled and been defeated and then stood up straight and tall and tried once more.  Her fathers arms have taught her that she is safe, she is wanted, she is beautiful, and she is a princess.  She fell right into our hearts and right into our love.  She is Daddy's Girl.    


Now it is your turn.  What can you write in just five short minutes?  Don't forget to go over to Lisa Jo's and share with the rest of us.  I hope I see you there!


  1. Oh yay! What a coincidence that you are my FMF neighbor today :). I so relate to this poem. It reminds me of my growing up. Really sweet!

  2. Just beautiful thoughts; I loved it.