God’s Melody (Five minute Friday)

sleeping ruthie

Time for Five minute Friday, linking with Lisa Jo Baker.

  • Write for five minutes.
  • Post without editing.
  • Word: rhythm

I watch her breathing. In and out.

Her little chest going up and down.

And I know who started this life.

Who fashioned each part.

It was the same one who fashioned her father.

The same one who years ago fashioned me.

Oh, the things that are in store for her.

The tastes she will experience.

The wonders she will open her eyes to.

And yet, she sleeps quietly now, unaware.

She knows only what is revealed each day.

Today a sound she never heard before.

Yesterday, sand between her chubby toes.

I watch her sleep. Her rising and falling little chest.

And I pray. Pray that God will protect her.

That he will guide her every step.

In and out. Up and down.

Such is the rhythm of life.

God’s melody.

16 thoughts on “God’s Melody (Five minute Friday)

  1. Anne, so beautiful your words. We sometimes forget who made us. A new life with infinite possibilities. Even out ‘older’ lives are still filled with wonder, ever morning we open our eyes.


    • Patricia,
      Thanks for reading it. I got such pleasure out of just sitting there watching her. And I agree with you, there is still wonder for us. We just need to keep looking for it. In fact, it was wonderful the other day Jessica and I went walking. We saw a deer. All I could do was stare.


  2. A beautiful reflection on a sweet new life. What a joy she must be for you all! God’s breath sustaining her as He does each and every one of us day by day. Nothing beats the wonder of a newborn child and their ability to remind us of the rhythm and melody of life itself. Blessings 🙂 xx


  3. Thanks Kathleen. We think she’s kinda cute too. I can hardly wait to see her tomorrow. I haven’t seen her and the boys for about 9 days! That’s a nice line. You liking the rhythm of my writing.


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