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Oh She Glows



Participating in Lisa-Jo’s 5 Minute Fridays. 5 minutes to write about one word. Unedited.



Her face had lost its usual bloom.  My words had cut.

Radiance, luster, sheen, glow.  This is her default face.

How easy it is to spew words in frustration and irritation.  Teenage years can bring out the worst in us Mama’s.

Oh to remember the true Gardener & how He cares.  Patient, gentle, always tending.  Aware.

She is resilient & responds well to apologies.  Her forgiveness quick, light returns.

Her essence goes out to all around, eyes slant and twinkle like her Daddy’s

She complains that they disappear when she smiles.

It is my favorite.


If only she could see how she glows, how light shines bright, even through cracks.

Her beauty mesmerizes me at times; cheeks pink, lashes long, that beautiful smile.

Her inner beauty blooming, taking shape, opening to all she was created to be.

This creation, I created with the help of the Creator.

I think of her and I too, glow.


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  • Tanya
    July 18, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    It was only yesterday that my husband and I were discussing about how difficult teenage years are! But moms of young girls always know the best 😀

    Thank you for letting us know about ‘5 Minute Fridays’. You just inspired me to take it up.


  • Stacey
    July 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Beautiful. She and your words, both. Such a hard time, those teenage years. It sounds as if grace and heart are showing you the way through.

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