Friday, September 6

Five Minute Friday: Red

Five Minute Friday

I haven't blogged much lately, I haven't written much lately. I should be working on a theology paper for my Contemporary Christian Writing class right now... But I had a moment and the word RED hit me like a ton of bricks, so I thought I would try writing... just to write without worrying about if it is just right.


Red:


Her hair has been flaming red since she was born 16 years ago. And she was born with a head full of hair. Red and flyaway and gorgeous.  With hair that red, you would be sure there was a temper to match, but not Julia. I'm not sure I ever heard her even raise her voice (to be honest, her voice was always a little soft, sometimes whiny... but I sure miss it now).

This week, this week she would have started her junior year of high school, instead she's done with the learning and the books and the lunch room and the sports. I imagine her red hair stands out pretty bold against a white gown in heaven.

I think about heaven more these days. I think about God's sustaining grace. I cry for my sister and her family and I see her picture and the tears stream down my face again. It's only been two months, but it seems like an eternity.

My five minutes have come and gone and I'm at a loss for words again. It was more poetic when I was thinking it in my head. But she was a redhead and she was our Julia and we miss her.

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9 comments:

  1. Oh, Julie! Thank you so much for sharing your sister and her impact on you with the FMF community today. I'm so moved by what you wrote. I'm praying for you as your process this lost. I hope writing about her has brought some healing to your heart. Thank you, again for your vulnerability.

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  2. Oh, friend. I think this was pretty poetic...and beautiful. Praying God's peace and comfort for you and your family as you miss her and remember her. (((hugs)))

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your heart. She is beautiful. Tara.

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  4. Dear dear friend! My heart breaks for you yet I know the blessing of being able to write out your heartbreak. So keep writing and may God keep healing"

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  5. Dear dear friend! My heart breaks for you yet I know the blessing of being able to write out your heartbreak. So keep writing and may God keep healing"

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  6. Beautiful picture of Julia =) ((Hugs))

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  7. Beautiful picture of Julia =) ((Hugs))

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  8. So, so sorry for your loss. I don't know if this will be any comfort to you or not, but I pray that it is:

    http://reflectiontherapy.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/a-open-letter-to-grief/

    May the God of all comfort continue to be your source of comfort and sufficient grace during this time and always ..

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