Friday, September 23, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Birthdays & Growing

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Here it is in The Gypsy Mama's own words.....

"We write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.

Won’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:"

TOPIC: Growing


Well, today is my 33rd birthday, and in so many ways, I feel that I am still GROWING up. {smile}

It's kind of funny how my blog is titled "The Little Missionary Girl All {Grown} Up" because I still feel like that little girl inside even though my body tells me different.

And I wonder if that will ever change.

I think that is the coolest part about growing older -- how your perspective changes on people. When you are 10, someone who is 25 is ancient, when you are 15......30? Fahgeattaboudit!! LOL...and so on...until one day you just starting seeing with new eyes, grown up eyes, maybe.

Like the man in his forties playing ball with his buddies, and you can picture that little boy inside who couldn't stop talking about his first home run.

Like the woman in her seventies holding hands with the love of her life, and if you look with your heart, you can see the 18 year olds that they once were.

It's kinda beautiful actually how different life becomes through the loving, the hurting, the stretching, the living, the growing....

And it's hard and tough and challenging....

But then it's powerful, amazing, and awe-inspiring.

So I hope I never stop growing... my heart at least...




HopeUnbroken said... Best Blogger Tips

what a really great perspective.  write it down, keep it. . . you may need it for another birthday at some point later in life!  it's all true, and may you continue to find the truth in it with every passing year.
happy, happy birthday to you this sweet day.

adiamondintherough said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great post. Definitely stream of consciousness and I love it. I remember being in the 4th grade and thinking that 8th graders were sooooooo mature. So funny how our perspective changes. Again I loved this and think we should be friends. Blessings. the end.

Katy said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's fabulous and full of fun and happiness and love =)

Eva Trillian said... Best Blogger Tips

The older we get, the more unimportant age seems!

Happy birthday :-)

Dawn @ The Most Perfect Gift said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your post! Happy Birthday! I had a bday this week too!

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday!

I'm older than you and I still sometimes think about how I'll be "when I grow up"!

Bigd-n-ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday!!!

brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

happy, happy, happy birthday!! may it be your best one yet!

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

AMEN Sister and Happy Birthday!

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

A very happy birthday, Lindsey!  So beautifully put.  I hope I can always stay young at heart but grow and mature at the same time!

Rachel Lundy said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday!!!  I hope it was a good one.  Thanks for sharing this perspective on growing.

Heather Ricardi said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday! Whatever makes you happiest is what I wish for you today.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much, Heather!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

You're welcome! And thank you for the greetings and for stopping by!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes! Me too! My mom is that way so that is my goal for sure!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you MUCH!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay! I like that a lot! Looking forward to a GRRREAT year!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL! I love that! Thanks so much for stopping over!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you! Hope that you had a great birthday and that this is the best year yet in ways you never expected!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

So, so, so true! Thank you, Eva!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes! It truly was!  Thank you!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

It is SO crazy how our perspective changes - you are right!  I would LOVE to be friends...coming over to visit you now!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips are probably right!!  I will remember that...good thing it is here for the blogosphere to read and remind me!!  I love your blessing here! Thank you so much!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips I CAN'T find you, even when I search. Too many diamonds in the rough out there! ;-) ;-)  I am hoping that you subscribed to these comments and will come back over and leave you blog address for me...pretty please!!??

adiamondintherough said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so glad you left a comment so I could come over and leave you my blog address- I have no idea why it wouldn't let you go to my blog! You can find me at

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