Saturday, March 22, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Joy

This imperfect post below is a result of taking a blind leap of exercising my writing skills through Five Minute Fridays. Hundreds of other bloggers around the globe take just five minutes every week (ok...maybe I am not that consistent!  but...working up to it) to write for only five minutes on a one-word prompt that Lisa Baker gives at her site.  Interested?  Click here to get the details.



Lately, my Joy comes packaged in a 3-6 month onesie. She drools like a leaky faucet and loves to show me her newest raspberry-blowing trick. Her smile lights up the room and the faces of everyone who happens to catch a glimpse of those tooth-less gums.

My joy-filled “never-ending, always giving, Grace of God” little girl loves her paci, her big brothers and sisters and chewing on anything in sight. With every addition to our family, when my belly is swollen to almost popping and I simply can’t imagine how I will handle it all…I think, “How can the love and the adoration and the joy spread far enough to spread over one. more. little. person?”

And then, she came. Of course, my joy for the other three, her predecessors, multiplied overnight like the loaves and fish. There is always enough for her. There is always enough for one more. My joy came when she did. It is hard to extinguish it, anyway, when you catch a glimpse of that smile.

Thankful for my little, baby Charis; my precious one.



  1. A delightful post, Alina. I began smiling when I saw your little one's precious face, continued smiling as I read, and am still smiling as I write this comment. Thank you. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

  2. A lot of us seems to appropriately equate Joy with our children. I did the same. Your baby is adorable! And I think I can see a glimpse of that drool in this photo. :) Cheers!

  3. Thanks! She almost never stops smiling and is an instant pick-me-up when I look at her, too! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement. Children truly are a blessing. And, yes, you did spot the drool. ;)


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