02 June 2011

Five Minute Friday: Every Day

I am so thankful to The Gypsy Mama for starting Five Minute Friday. Each and every Friday she assigns a topic, you have five minutes to let your words flow, then you stop at the end of the five minutes. No editing, no second guessing yourself, no regrets. The directions are simple, the exploration and just letting go is the challenge. 

I love it.

Every Day...

Every day I marvel I get 24 more hours with my little miss. Every day I fight an uphill battle against fatigue, nausea, and a disease slowly wearing my body down. But I continue to live like none of it is happening.

Every day I seek the magic, chase the light, rope the promise with a sweet taste of a kiss.

Every day I hold my daughter close, inhale her scent, let her melt into me and I whisper, "I love you" into her delicate ear, ever so softly.

Every day I'm proud of my mistakes, the lessons I've twisted into sunshine, the battles I've pushed myself to overcome. Every day I'm nestling further into this girl, this woman I've been striving to be, for oh so long now.

Every day I'm living facets of my own quirky, less than perfect but so real I can taste it, happily ever after.

Every day there is laundry, messes, dishes, poopy (cloth) diapers, but with these small minus signs there are pluses paid in return, & tenfold. Because every day there is more hope, more celebrating, more tears from my eyes at the sheer sight of my girl growing up, more triumphs dancing side by side the little victories, and above all, every day there is more love.


  1. "Every day I seek the magic, chase the light, rope the promise with a sweet taste of a kiss. " - thank you for such beautiful writing. It shines a little magic into my day. I'm excited to read more of your blog!

  2. Wow! That was beautiful! I'm sorry you deal with illness. I feel like my problems are so small.

  3. Such a beautiful post about the every day of your life. Your blog is beautiful and a breath of fresh air. Many blessings to you, friend.

  4. what a precious girl you have!

    and what a precious perspective too.

    love your picture.

  5. So true... we pay in dirty clothes and sink to get what we want.

  6. What a great perspective. So beautiful.

    Love your blog.

    - S from Following the Walkers

  7. This is lovely, Tahnie. This is the constant battle of anyone who carries the went of illness - to CHOOSE constantly, everyday, every hour, to pursue light and goodness and beauty and freedom and grace. You spoke it so beautifully, in just 5 minutes. So glad I found you through the Gypsy Mama!

  8. Love this post! Just so sweet and beautiful!

  9. wow. so interesting. so refreshing. Love your attitude. Thanks for telling a part of your story and giving me a chin up punch about my own outlook on life.

  10. Beautiful post. I love this line:

    "Every day I'm proud of my mistakes, the lessons I've twisted into sunshine, the battles I've pushed myself to overcome"

    Thanks for sharing with us. Your little one is beautiful.

  11. beautiful post. hold tight to that daughter of yours and my dear sweetie, enjoy each and every day like I know you do!


  12. Well, I love this. And you deserve every kiss and every single beam of light.

    I am not much of a hugger, but I am sending you a hug anyway. You deserve a hug and I love bold bloggers. risk takers with heart.

  13. Coming over from gypsy mama's five minute fridays. This is so beautiful--it made me cry. I read several of your posts. God bless your and your lovely little girl.

    Blogger is not letting me log in under my blog account...I'm coming over from five minute fridays. -- Kateri from Dandelion Haven http://dandelionhaven.blogspot.com/

  14. I need reminders to hold my children a little closer. Thank you for this. http://abookagirlajourney.blogspot.com/

  15. You are such a beautiful writer. You brought tears to my eyes.

    I'm a new follower from Meet Me Monday Blog Hop. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

  16. You are beautiful and I am inspired by your immense gratitude. :) I am following from Tough Cookie Mommy's Monday Mingle.

  17. Beautiful post, I am inspired by you and hope to live and look at each day as you do! Your little girl is beautiful!

    I'm your newest follower from the Give It To Me Monday Hop! I hope you'll stop by my blog www.mommydigger.com and follow me as well :)

  18. So beautiful!! Found you from the Tuesday Blog Hop, and am glad I did! Am a happy new follower :).