Friday, September 23, 2011

Five-Minute Friday: Growing

I want to linger in summer, this year especially, the way I page through pictures in memory books, running my fingers over the softness of first haircuts, running my mind over first steps, first kisses, first heart thumps.

I want to soak in sun, thirsty skin drinking every ray before we move further from the source and days become longer, darker, damper, colder.

Last week today, I woke up ready to welcome in fall, ready to swell, full with new life, pull both feet out of summer and step into the newness of autumn, growing fuller, wider by the week.

But, with the dream of that fullness, wideness faded, instead, I grow deeper.

I grow roots deeper in His promise, into the soil of Truth and Life.

I grow deeper in love with the Creator of the souls I love so much.

I grow deeper into communion with the Healer, the Restorer.

I grow. Not how I expected, but nonetheless, I grow

and I step into autumn, with both feet, embrace what the newness of this dawn brings

and what is yet to come.


  1. {{{hugs}}} to my friend. Your trust and faith in Him is so breathtaking and such a good example.

  2. Robin, it's moment by moment, friend. But He is still good, so I still follow.

  3. You seem like such a strong soul.
    Hang in there.

  4. It blesses my heart so much to see you drawing near to our Lord while you grieve, grapple, and yes, grow. I can't imagine how hard it must be, how much it must sting at times. Much love, as always, my friend.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your miscarriage. It is alot of heartache...and my heart goes out to you. May you continue to find comfort in the Lord and may He bless you and your family.


  6. Oh, I love this one today. You are so right.

  7. Growing deeper... oh I love it. And you. *Hugs*


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