It’s that time again… a veritable writing-palooza!
Our job as writers…
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back at Lisa-Jo’s site and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give your best five minutes on:
I’ve had a hard time coming back here since we all lost our beloved GitzenGirl.
My words have rolled fat and wet down my cheeks and grief has scrambled them into a pool at my feet.
At once I catch myself lurking at Sara’s community places but not being able to find new words to participate in those places without her.
I miss her. We all do.
At unexpected times, my heart will catch itself in re-memories of my friend, my sweet Gitzyboo, and hover in that place of silence, of a sad-funny-little-joy of knowing where she is and that I do not get to see her here again on earth. And my heart cries. And my words stop. And silence catches me in her graceful arms and calms me there.
Because of Gitz, I have been caught by this incredible online community that my heart calls home.
She taught me to reach out and sieze joy in the most unlikely of places. She has taught us all.
She has taught me to catch this thing called JOY and choose to embrace it for myself and that JOY is good because God is Joy. When I forget, I catch a glimpse of the reminder on my wrist or on someone’s blog that I don’t know and let joy invade my circumstances once again.
But I still catch myself missing my friend. And that is ok.