Sep 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Red

I wasn't going to link up today, because I've had a week-long series on my blog about a serious topic: The "Mid-Wife" Crisis, and a guest post at Beauty through Imperfection, but I can't seem to help myself.  So I am linking up, if for no other reason but to stretch out my writing muscles after so much "work".

5 Minutes on the following Prompt: Red {GO!}

Today is one of those days, where my world seemed to be in sepia tones.  I know I am not quite myself, but I can't seem to pull myself out of this funk.  So, I put on loud music as I shake my groove thing while I clean, and I answer all text messages with a smiley face and I smile and wave at people who don't like me... because that's the kind of mood I'm in (better watch out).

But when the radio gets quiet and my kids are put to bed, I sit, surrounded by piles of neatly folded laundry and the sepia absorbs more color.  Soon I can't see anything but shades of beige, and I notice that I am blinking slower, and my inner voice starts in on me in that snarky tone of hers.

She's telling me that I'm wasting my time.  She's complaining about my haircut and poking fun at my diet.  I stop her mid-rant once or twice, but for the most part she goes uncontested.   So I sit and watch the sunlight fade from my yard and suddenly my eye is drawn to a picture of a rainbow my daughter drew that is hanging on my desk.

I remember that I am not alone, I am loved.  I am not a failure, I have potential.  I may only see most of my world in sepia, but I can always see the red, orange, yellow, blue, green and purple of a rainbow my daughter drew for me.

I may not be impressive to the rest of the world, but I know that along with my kids and my husband I am loved quite a bit by the One True King.  For today, I will be content with that.


This was written as a part of 5 minute Fridays over at Gypsy Mama Interested in linking up? Go over there for more information and to link up, but these are the rules:
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  1. I love how the littlest, everyday things can bring us back to the truth. :) Thanks for sharing your FMF.

  2. Oh, I understand these feelings all too well. And sometimes it really is a battle to get out of it. But what a beautiful little note. The drawing from your daughter to remind you of your true worth. I'm so thankful when God speaks to me in such gentle, simple ways. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting me last week. It's nice to meet you, AJ.

  3. yeah its so hard NOT to listen to the stupid little voice in our heads. I know that feeling so well. thanks for sharing that and then sharing little bits of truth at the end. I want you to know that you are beautiful and that you are a daughter of the king. You are a wonderful mother and wife and you can always run to God when you need to.

    Stopping by from FMF.

    Have a beautiful weekend!


  4. Stupid voice. I know it well. Being in a funk makes everything feel like it's black and white-I know cause I've been in it too for a while. It's nice when you can start to see colors again, you know the funk is on it's way out the door.

  5. AMEN! Thanks for stopping by! It is hard to get out of the funk, but having a little color in my life keeps me looking UP! :)

  6. Thank you for the sweet comment! The encouragement at the end made me feel a little like crying, the beautiful daughter of the king is something He's been working on for awhile. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Nice to meet you too! God uses the smallest, simple-lest things to draw my attention back to him! Glad you stopped by!

  8. AMEN! Thank you for the nice comment and for stopping by!


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