Friday, December 16, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Connected

On Fridays around these parts we link up with Lisa-Jo and we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right 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. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:


Connected? I don't feel connected at all. And that is the saddest thing. There are so many people who love me and want me to know/feel that. They want to be connected to me. Amazing that they do, but thankful for that. 

I know why I am disconnected and it scares me and pisses me off a little bit. My eating disorder is in full swing right now. I have deprived my brain of so much nutrition that it is not making sense anymore. It scares me and yet I feel powerless to stop it. Charles - dear husband of mine - has found a way for me to get help. I guess other people helped find the place, but Charles is the one who negotiated and finagled to make it happen.

I will start treatment for me eating disorder on Monday. I won't be inpatient, but I will be there 10 hours a day and it is about a 30 minute trip each way. So I won't be here - connected to all of you - as much. But we can stay connected if we pray for each other, right? I hope so. I surely hope so.

That's all I've got. Hope it was 5 minutes.


As always, I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama, and the rest of the gang for Five Minute Friday. Definitely go check out what other people are saying over there!



  1. Just saw you stopped by. Thank you so much, and know that you are being prayed for today, for whatever connection is necessary in your life, connection to your treatment, connection to your body, everything!

    Big, obnoxious hugs to you!

  2. You are so blessed to have people that care for you and are wanting to help you. Whenever you are feeling down or struggling draw strength from there love for you. Remember one step at a time, every stair case, mountain is climbed one step and a time. There is another who cares for you far more than any body on this earth, Christ. He loves you so much he was willing to die for you on an old ugly cross, to be your payment for sin. You can draw strength from the Lord, if you are his child. "The joy of the Lord is our strength", "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me."

  3. There are regular prayers going up for you from here.

  4. Thank you for the hugs, encouragement, and prayers. They mean so much to me.


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