Saturday, April 9, 2011

If you met me...

The Gypsy Mama has had a "five minute Friday" challenge for some time now, but this is the first time I've participated. Ironic, considering it isn't even Friday right now... :P Oh, well. 

Writing like this--from the heart, unedited, only a few minutes--isn't remotely the norm for me. I do write from the heart, honestly and openly (or that is my endeavor) but each post, even the ones with typos that are painfully obvious to the more editorial types, has been painstakingly written, revised, edited, and changed BEFORE it is posted. I frequently spend an hour (or more) on a post that some of you could have written in a few minutes. That's the way things are around here, that's how I write. But it's always good to try new things, right? So here it goes. 

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minuter who linked up before you.

The prompt this week is "If you met me...."

Start (4:40, pm)

You would see a slender woman in a pretty white dress sprinkled with pink flowers. A pink hair-band is tying back my hip length brown hair. My husband tells me it is the color of honey--not quite brown, not quite gold--but never dishwater. 

Depending on where we met I might dive into the conversation easily--or you may have had to work. I don't like big gatherings--I struggle with meeting new people when I'm in a new place. But I love being introduced to someone new by an old friend. In that case things go swimmingly and I can talk for ages--or at least, with a few questions, listen to you. I love hearing about the loves that other people lead, it is interesting. 

If you got me talking you would probably hear a lot about my husband and my home. I was married six months ago, and while I've got the overall idea of being a wife, I'm still in the middle of learning how exactly to live it out in a godly way day to day. I'm learning how to keep the house clean, and stay in budget, and make the grocery money stretch as far as I want it to, and how to dress in a way that pleases my husband, and what exactly it means to honor my husband on a day to day basis. It's a lot to learn, but I enjoy it, and if we were to start talking that's where my words would drift. 

STOP (4:45)


  1. Hi, there! I am stopping by from 5 minute Friday! I actually posted on Friday, but JUST figured out how to link. I love your honesty! I will celebrate 13 years of marriage in June and I am STILL learning many of the things that you shared. :) Marriage is certainly an adventure, but when it is based on Jesus, it is also a joy! Look forward to "getting to know you" through the blog world!

  2. It's good to "meet" you too!

    Marriage certainly IS an adventure, but it's been a joyful one for me as well! I'm sure I'll be learning how to be a better wife for the rest of my life. :-)

    God bless!

  3. So I read your entire love story posts and I hope you do publish it some day. I think it is a beautiful story- and a testament to the work of our Father in the lives of his children!
    Is your father a pastor?

  4. No, he isn't a pastor. My family spent several years in my childhood in a ministry position, but it was as missionaries, not a pastors family. Now that most of us are grown my father believes God is calling him to be a pastor, so maybe a year from now I'll answer that question differently! :-)

    I'm glad you enjoyed the love story!!