Carefree Abandon

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday.  The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “abandon.”. I love spending time with this crew. They bless me beyond words. We’d love to have you join us.  Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there! 

The little girl twirling, twirling, twirling…not a care in the word.  She is filled with carefree abandon. She joyfully lives her life as if no one is watching. We can learn so much from her. What if we too lived with carefree abandon?
She sits on the shores of the lake, a gentle breeze blowing on her back. The sun shines down on her body. She reflects and knows that in this moment she is never alone. God will never abandon her. 
She cries out in pain as she waits to give birth to her child. Her love standing at her bedside; holding her hand. He will not abandon her. He will stay by her side always and forever. They will not abandon their child’s side either. Soon their babies cry pierces the room. 
She sits at his bedside holding his hand. 70 years of marriage together, they don’t know anything different. He breathes his last and a tear trickles down her face. Even in this loss, she knows she is not alone. Her family and friends by her side. They will not abandon her. 
She sits at the table with her computer; tap tap tapping away at the keys; spilling words onto a page. She no longer cares what others think. She will continue to be truthful and share her story knowing others will be blessed by her words. A carefree abandonment that comes only when she lets her words spill out from her heart onto the page. A beautiful reminder that even in telling our stories God is with us. God will never abandon us. 
And because God will never abondon us, we can live with carefree abandonment. Or in the words from Live with Abandon from the Newsboys, “Let us live with abandon.”

44 thoughts on “Carefree Abandon

  1. This is so sweet, Tara! I love the journey you take us through as we go from one stage of life to another. So very glad you have a carefree abandonment! Your words are beautiful <3

  2. Tara, your images are beautiful. From the girl twirling to the woman holding her beloved's hand for the last time, to the freedom that comes when we write from our hearts. I loved the beautiful images of living with abandon and remembering we are never alone, never abandoned. Well done, friend!

  3. Wow Tara, you swept me away. So beautiful. I miss those days of just running free with nothing more on my mind than that current moment. I definitely would much rather and enjoy the freedom that our Lord gives us as we surrender to him.

  4. Wow, what a stunningly original, creative take on the prompt this week! I love how you've woven story into it all, making each type of "abandon" come alive in the mind of the reader. Tara, you have excelled yourself here! xo

  5. Tara,
    oh how lovely and difficult to read your post! Our dear neighbor passed away somewhat suddenly in November. He fell ill in August after turning 80 and celebrating his 60th anniversary. I thought of his widow as I read this.

    Life has so much pain, I am thankful that God will never abandon us for a single moment! 🙂

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