5 Minute Friday ~ She

She wondered how it ever got this way. How did her life become nothing like she thought it might be? She chose to do the “right” things, or so she thought. She believed in God, she raised her kids in a Bible believing church, she stayed  faithful to her husband. She did the things that were supposed to bring happiness, joy, contentment. Peace.

She found herself, empty. Unfulfilled of joy, of emotion, of life. Somehow just muddling through when all along the purpose and meaning just seeped out of her life.

She was lost. Adrift. No longer who she was, or thought she was.

In these moments of loss, of grief and agony. She learned to feel, to cry, to be. Her life transformed from what she did, into who she was. She can’t even pinpoint it, yet she sees it so clearly now.

She lives. For probably the very first time, she lives! She moves from a place within her that no longer conforms to others expectations of her, or those she placed upon herself.

It’s Her God she desires, with all that she is.

She just is.


This post is part of Five Minute Friday’s, a five minute weekly reflection on a word prompt. No edits, no do overs, just write.  “No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”

12 Replies to “5 Minute Friday ~ She”

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I’m in the midst of a tough season and sometimes wonder where I left myself. Stopping by from 5 Minute Friday :).

  2. You nailed it! I so relate to this woman… in fact, I have been her.
    Thank you for your words and for helping us to remember we never know what those around us may be going through. Many times we women hide our inner self pretty well.
    God is so good and He knows our heart and our circumstances 🙂

    thank you for the stop by My Journey

  3. Bev, Forgive me for not replying sooner, I somehow missed your response! Yes, we do tend to hide our inner selves, even when it’s deep in there that reflects the Father’s love so! God is so good and He knows our heart. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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