Friday, July 22, 2011

Young At Heart

Have you ever tried to write a blog post without thinking... just write?  It's hard... well, I thought it would be harder.  It actually is quite freeing!  I'm linking up with the Gypsy Mama @ 5 Minute Friday.  Would you like to give it a try?  Here's my first stab at it.



I walk along a bed of stream... full of fish and turtles and moss.  I hear the rush of the current; I can feel it beat against my breast.  I feel the power of nature; of Him.

I have always loved water.  Streams, creeks (some say "crick"), lakes, oceans... I'll take it any way you can provide.

I slip off my shoes and socks and my feet feel sticky and warm.  I sit on the edge of the bridge and place them in the cold water. 

I am refreshed.

I walk along jagged rocks and pick up stones that intrigue me. 

It is dusk now.  The day has escaped me and I don't have a care in the world.

I am young; about the awkward age of {eleven}. 

Summer days as a child... filled with wild excitement and new adventures.

That is what I want for my children... to stay as simple and innocent... for as long as they can.

Keep feeding your children care-free, summer-filled days... all throughout the year.  It will keep them young... and it will keep you young-at-heart as well!


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20 comments :

  1. LOVE it! thinking about trying it myself..though I must say it freaks me out a tad bit knowing that I won't be critiquing and editing myself :D

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  2. Beautiful word pictures! So glad you linked up...
    and I grew up around those who say "crick." :)

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  3. I know Rebekah! Me too... I did edit spelling errors... just can't leave those! lol

    Love,
    Traci

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  4. I want to stay young at heart - full of love, joy and laughter. We can live that way because of Jesus! Many blessings!

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  5. I love the suggestion of just being with and like your children, to be carefree, to be the child God designed you to be.

    With so many moms buying into the "gotta be involved in several sports and clubs, etc, so much so that we are on the road all the time" mindset, it is refreshing to see that you are creating time and space for you and your children to enjoy simple pleasures together, as you say, to "keep them young, and you young-at-heart as well".

    Well said!

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  6. Love this!!!! That's my dream for my children as well! Your writing is beautiful.

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  7. Great stuff! Focusing where you are certainly helps our perspective to be more on the heart--and that is worship. Lovely.

    And...keep doing these Friday-freedom writing things!

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  8. One of those many things that we think would be so hard and is really quite nice once we jump in. love the painting you creating with your words!

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  9. Great reminder of what is really worth being full of. Full of love and life and the memories that last.

    Thanks for sharing - came by way of The Gypsy Mama.

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  10. Great post Traci! I want to stay young at heart and give my kids reason to do the same.

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  11. Lovely words. I love your photo at the top too, it's beautifully evocative and rich.

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  12. What a wonderful post! Great job...I would not have known it was your 1st attempt if you hadn't told me :)

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  13. This is what I want for my kiddos to - "to stay as simple and innocent... for as long as they can."
    Reading this post was refreshing AND a reminder.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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  14. I am going to find yself a creek!!! Thanks for visitng LOV too Traci.

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  15. What a wonderful first post! I liked the idea of keeping children childlike as long as possible. I am a kid at heart myself, but sometime life tries to squeeze it out of me! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Yes, innocent for as long as possible!

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  17. Young at Heart = Full in Heart.

    I want to dip my toes in some "crick" now. :)

    Way to go on your first attempt. I was sweating at first, but like you, found this five-minute writing exercise to be really freeing!

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  18. Hi Traci! Visiting after you commented on my blog (thank you!!) Loved your post...you have a way with words and painted a beautiful picture! I have been clicking around on your blog - I loved your post about 20 Ways To Enjoy Your Children...they are such blessings, aren't they!?

    I'm your newest follower :)
    God bless!
    Love,
    ashlie

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  19. Tracy, nice stab at this exercise! Your words are lovely. May we all remember to be carefree and child-like! Thank you.

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