07 April 2011

Five Minute Friday: If you met me

Five Minute Friday, love it. I find when I give myself time limits, the "fluff" somehow just fades and I end up getting across what I really to to convey. If that makes sense.

Do you have five minutes? Join in and refresh your soul, simply write...don't worry about spelling or sentence structure. Don't worry about making it perfect. Get in touch with what is hidden and just let the words dance. No worries!

 This week the prompt is If you met me.


If you met me you would probably think I was a teenage mom. You might judge and criticize.

If you met me after awhile of watching me interact with my daughter, you would realize the connection there and that even though I am incredibly petite (4'11") and have a baby face, I am an old soul deep down. I've been there, done that. I've gone through multiple lifetimes worth of trials. But I do not wish to change any of it, because it has all made me who I am. (If I could go back and change, I would bring my sister back to this world though.)

If you met me you would notice my attention to detail with my daughter. If you met me you would notice I narrate everything for her in order to help her understand what is happening. Whether it is every day silly things, or the big stuff.

If you met me you would notice I'm slightly obsessed with kissing her and feel inclined to every 2 minutes or so.

If you met me I would be shy at first, but I would open up to you in time.

If you met me you would be a sweet facet to my day.


Hello Friday!
Hello new readers! Your interest in my words is something so special and I am humbled. A simple thank you is not enough, but it is all I have right now.
Hello courage, hello hope, hello growth.


  1. Haha! I too am inclined to kiss my daughter regularly! I think that the more we doubt that we are going to have children, the richer the blessings that they bring are. Happy Friday!

  2. Oh, yes. I agree with both you and Jeniffer's comment. This line of yours made me smile: "If you met me you would notice I'm slightly obsessed with kissing her and feel inclined to every 2 minutes or so." I'm definitely like that with my son. He's just such a blessing.

    Nice five minute post!

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  4. Lovely Tahnie...great thoughts :)

  5. you sound like a sweet little mama who is totally in love with her little one....much like me! i have two and they fill my days with total joy. loved the post.

  6. Such a sweet post, I can tell that you adore your little one :)

  7. Beautifully written. God has certainly given you a lot of grace to handle your trials and you must be very strong now because of them. I like the line "I've gone through multiple lifetimes worth of trials." I have too and its always nice to meet someone else who knows what suffering is. I call the period of my life when everything was smooth and good, before my daughter had cancer, before my son was diagnosed with aspergers, and before my mother died, the age of innocence. I too have been shaped by these trials but also realized God is closest to us in these times. What a miracle he has given you by allowing you to have a child. (your profile selection doesn't really allow me to say who I am. I found you from Gypsy Mama, I blog at www.thiscatholiclife.com)

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    hope to see you soon!

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  10. i adore this.i like hte idea of five minute friday. i don't think i've seen this before. the love you have for your daughter is an absolutely incredible thing. through your words it is clear to see what a difference you both make in each others lives! it's beautiful!