She Haunts Me

Covered in black mud from the Dead Sea

There’s a ghost of a girl who haunts me sometimes.

She’s funny. She’s fearless. She’s sometimes goofy, but confident in her goofyness. She doesn’t worry if she spelled goofyness correctly. If it’s not a real word she’s even more delighted.

karenShe cares for others. She puts her needs aside to listen to a friend. She considers the stranger sitting nearby a friend.

She’s not bold, but she knows herself.

She rests comfortably in the fact that she is loved. She has a heavenly father who cares for her and who is working for her good. She can trust in that.

Don’t get me wrong, she’s ofttimes lonely. She can be comfortable in her loneliness, too. Solitude isn’t all bad.

This ghost isn’t perfect, though. She fights depression and doubts herself often. She desires to be loved by a boy, but keeps pulling her heart back. She’s not quite trusting.


She’s never quite content with herself. She expects perfection.

The ghost breezes by. She hasn’t been here in awhile, but sometimes, when the rain drip-drip-drips outside, she remembers.

What she was, she can be again. What she left behind can be regained. The gray hair may not disappear, but that young girl is still inside, waiting to be released. She only has to awaken.

It’s time to wake up.


It’s time for the Five Minute Friday challenge again. Write for only 5 minutes (with a little grace thrown in sometimes), but no major editing, fixing, perfecting. This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is She.
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  1. Beautiful. SHE sounds like someone I could be friends with…talk, laugh, sit quietly sipping a beverage and not be awkward in silence…blessings!

    Visiting from FMF:

  2. There are so many intriguing things about what you wrote, and it drew me in — I want to know more about this ghost. Ever wish you had more than five minutes for these, once you get going? Yeah, me too. 🙂

  3. Thank you kindly for stopping By The Lamp Light and leaving encouraging words. Love your honesty. Bless you!

  4. Ethel Miller

     /  September 20, 2013

    Loved the honesty in your blog and really love the girl who wrote it. Enjoyed especially the first photo with “black mud” all over you by the Dead Sea. It’s supposed to make you beautiful, but the Lord is doing a much better job of making you beautiful, inside and out. In so many ways, I see myself in you. Keep on reaching out — there is more beauty to share with all of us who are hurting in one way or another. You come across as a very sweet Sister, love you. Rich blessings on you, today, tomorrow and all the tomorrow so come.

  5. Love your honesty here…beautiful post. Blessings to you! 🙂

  6. Intriguing post. Well written. Thought provoking. Sounds like your heart is stirring. Blessings to you on the journey!


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