Five Minute Friday - Joy

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on joy.

I never thought I would have it.
I didn't realize it was something I could claim.
And then, I met you and it all sort of changed.

I don't know why it's different with you.
I don't know why happily ever after is possible with you.
Maybe it's because I've changed what happily ever after looks like and stopped thinking about movie theater love.
Or maybe it's because you've allowed me to let go of so much anger and resentment and find a way to put my past to rest.
Or maybe it's because love fixes all.

But, I have found it.

I feel it enter and beam out of me.
I look at the two little faces we have put on this earth and although there are moments of insane hell, they fill me with joy.
They fill me full.
And, because of you, because of all of you, I have this glorious life, full of joy and happy.

And, I want you all to know, I have you to thank for it.



  1. Judith says:

    I love this line: "I didn't realize it was something I could claim."

    That seems to sum it up, doesn't it? It's something we can claim; it's right there. I am glad to know that you have claimed it in your life and you portray that powerfully here with your words.

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    Discovered your blog through Five Minute Friday.

  2. Debby says:

    This was such a "joy" to read. Thanks for stopping by my place. Five-minute Friday introduces us to such wonderful neighbors!

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