Friday, September 30, 2011


five minute fridays. we write for five, and only five, minutes. no editing, no overthinking, no backtracking. linking up with the gypsy mama.

the word

now GO...

i wonder where i'd be without them. 

these people who have radically transformed. touched. caressed and pushed and held and gripped my wrist so tight as i slip beneath the surface and pulled me up again.

man was not meant to be alone.

each one of us has the one partner with whom we are meant to spend our lives. 

and i have found my precious true Love and life companion, and my life would not be the same without him to hold my heart. my true best friend is him, indeed. 

but there are those others. 

those other lifeguards that watch your shore, those other hands to hold as roads are raced, those other heads of hair to blow in the wind from rolled-down car windows as music flows through each strand. 

so much shouting. laughter. wisdom. precious ones. 

{via pinterest}
{those tissue bearers. those shoulder-lifters. 

those warm blankets for a wounded soul, those comforting wraps for laughter at the fireside. 

those sisters. those brothers. 

those dearhears that can look back at the page and say, 

yes, we were there. but we overcame. and we sang and laughed and wept and danced and leaped for the pureness of it all. 



my precious ones. 

my sister. my Abby. 

my soul sister. my Alex.

my tender mother. my sweet mother-in-law. 

my loyal father. 

my brothers. my sisters. 

lists too long to name. but i love you. 

my team. 

champions all.

survivors all. 

His all. 

{the fantasy giveaway ends TONIGHT! be sure to enter here before midnight tonight}


  1. amen! I don't know what I would do without my family.

  2. rachel, thanks for stopping by my blog today. i enjoyed visiting your beautiful one. LOVE it:) delightful! i expect to visit again very soon.

  3. Umm... I don't know how I'm supposed to start this, but I really love your blog. I truly do. Your words are so inspired, it's like you caress each one out of your pen. They are lovely.

    I guess I'm new, to blogging and commenting, but I just couldn't not comment on this post. It was simply inspiring.

    So, umm.. My names Rebekah... and yeah. I'm sure what else I'm s'posed to say.

  4. rachel, you touch my heart. this was the perfectly beautiful reminder of what friendship means, what it gives to us, what it means to endure with one another.

    i read this quote in cold tangerines the other day and i thought i would share it with you:
    "friendship is an opportunity to act on God's behalf in the lives of the people that we're close to, reminding each other who God is. When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life. we get to remind one another about the bigger, more beautiful picture that we can't always see from where we are."

    inspirational post, dear friend.


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon