Welcome to post for FIVE MINUTE FRIDAYS with Lisa Jo Baker!
About 5 Minute Fridays:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat. No editing. No backtracking. No overthinking. (OK, maybe just a little.)
2. Link back to Lisa Jo’s site: LisaJoBaker.com
3. Visit the person before you and leave a comment to encourage them.
Today’s prompt: HERO
Unassuming, quietly learning a new way of life. A life without the one he pledge his life to. For better or for worse. There were better times, but the worse was far worse than anyone could have imagined as they exchanged vows.
Vows were exchanged. Vows were kept. Tears were shed. Still being shed.
Life can be so hard.
He clings to the one who created him. His heart steady…even in the dark places.
Now alone, he creates a new life for the life the love created. The two struggle to find a new normal, a new path, a new life. They cling to each other, each a hero to the other.
Heroes created from destruction and pain.
But heroes just the same.
You see a girl. A girl who is quirky and funny and sassy. A girl who wears far too many bracelets but loves each and every one the same. Each with a story. And a smell. Ewww. HA!
A girl whose smile will steal your heart. One who lights up a room. One who does not meet a stranger and will play with anyone. Anywhere. And will call you her friend.
A girl who calls herself a tomboy yet loves to wear makeup and fingernail polish and shiny things. But her favorite color is blue so yes, to her she’s a tomboy. She does know how to hold her own when playing with boys. And seems to enjoy them as much as girls. No discrimination in her world.
A girl whose love language is touch and quality time. Her hugs can change the course of a day. Having her snuggled up to you is like a little piece of heaven. She’s my lovebug.
A girl who goes through life singing a song. Makes up a song if one doesn’t go with her day. Happy to share her song with those around her.
When I see her, though, I see a miracle. A blessing. A gift I didn’t even know I wanted… until she arrived. The pregnancy was unexpected and many tears were shed. Life sort of stood still for awhile. And then her blue eyes met my green ones and life changed… for the better.
Happy Birthday to my New Year’s Eve baby! She continues to be the PERFECT gift.