Friday, August 31, 2012

{Five Minute Friday} Change

Five Minute Friday



It moves with grace and beauty, transforming night into day and summer into autumn...
It's there, the silent partner walking alongside my boys, dancing above their faces in the wee hours and stretching their limbs as they move and breathe and have their being...
It sighs sweetly in the habits of my day, as I smooth fresh sheets or fold a handful of napkins or pull a sweet smelling shirt over my head.
It even makes music as it clinks together in my pocket.
It walked beside a girl who made a promise to a boy one day and ended up with a new name.
And it ushered a heart of fear and trouble and endless questions into a life that continues to be renewed.



16 comments:

  1. This is lovely-- the writing is so poetic and lyrical.
    It takes away the sting of the reality of some of the changes!

    Beautiful!!

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    1. Meredith,
      Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I appreciate your words.

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  2. pretty writing, i know, sort of overused 'pretty', but i think it applies...clean shirts and sheets and growing boys... beauty ..

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    1. I'll take "pretty" ;)

      I just have to tell you, I love your blog name...you should check out my post before this one, in which I talk about my ability to throw out the occasional expletive.

      Thank for visiting.

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  3. Holly, such a package of poetry tied up in the tender ribbons of a momma's heart...so loved it I tweeted it. Love your voice, always. Thanks for the FB love/like. Grateful.

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    1. Oh Elizabeth,
      My heart just swells when I see your name around these parts. You are so very kind to me and I love having you here.

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  4. You, my friend, are an artist. That's all I can say.

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  5. Holly,
    That was simply lovely ... I love the stretching shadow of the boys and the singing of the change in your pocket ... as a mother of boys I relate to that whimsical reality that time and change are the growing of a life.
    I'm pinning this post.
    Blessings

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    1. Andrea,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. And thank you also for the Pin-how fun!

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  6. Holly you just keep amazing me. Love the flow of your words. You could make a song out of that. A nice way to segue into another season. Love you always

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I love your presence here.

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  7. This is GORGEOUS, Holly. Just lovely. Perfect slow, thoughtful reading for this Saturday kick-off to a busy weekend. This is gift to me today and I thank you.

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