Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Achy Breaky Heart

Linking up with the Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday. We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to finger paint. For joy in the process. No matter how messy the result. Today's word:


They come and go. Faces flashes across my screen, names across my phone, words across my heart. There are days I physically hurt from missing them, ache for the short time allowed with them.

Some share my DNA, others should. They are those who have left footprints on my heart and fingerprints on my life. Some relationships run thicker than blood. Some blood surpasses simple DNA.

And I ache that life changes, ache when it doesn't. Love when new relationships enter my life and ache when time seperates us again.

I thank the Lord that so many of these dear ones are eternal friendships. The ache is temporary. The joy is forever, ever grateful, ever craving the presence

...of the childhood friends spread across the country. We are linked by shared nursery toys and the idelible memories that only come from sharing the journey of a lifetime, every stage.

...of those who walked in during childhood, sharing victories, defeat, and the life-altering decisions of boyfriends and college and all in between.

...of those in college. My fellow Red Raiders. Linked by loyalty and by love, now spread out all over Texas. All in different life stages. Changed but we still bleed red and black.

...of those who shared a life-changing summer. Who laughed and cried and traveled. Getting lost, finding ourselves was all part of the journey.

...of those who have entered since the west Texas sunsets. The community, teammates, colleagues. Those who made the choice to share their lives, every piece for the sake of loving others.

...of those who have always been there. Blood thicker than water, who share my DNA and my history. They are my past, present, and future.

And I ache that they will always be part of me but not always with me. Their memories, their imprints continue to shape my life.


  1. Tara_pohlkottepressMarch 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    this is just beautiful. I too ache these relationships, ones connected to me by blood and bone and others by heart and fire.  lovely, just lovely.

  2. I am so thankful, with you, for the impact so many have had across my heart and soul, to stir it 'til eternity - well worth the ache.  Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this post! "some blood surpasses simple DNA" LOVE it! I too have friends like that... and it is such a blessing from the Lord!

  4. this is a great tribute to are richly blessed...blessings to you..

  5. What a beautiful tribute, Kariss! Oh the words you can spill in 5 minutes. they blessed me so. Thank you!

  6. * thankful for friendships that come and go over time; God is gracious. Though some are shorter than others...all of those locked with the kindred link of Spirit's devoted to God will one day rejoice in heaven together--thus, it is never truly a is only a temporary goodbye here on earth. 
    Thanks for sharing this; I loved it~


  7. Well, now, I wasn't aching for my friends, but now I'm missing them like crazy.

    Sweet post, Kariss.

  8. I know this ache of a new season of life that seperates you from the ones who hold a piece of your heart. You wrote it well.

  9. Amy, my thoughts exactly. This made me ache for those far away.

  10. Candice Jenee'March 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM


  11. I enjoyed your post. I ache for my family in Texas, too. We've been living in Virginia and it gets lonely. I can't remember where Bryan is, though. Btw, I'm still a Texas girl! :)

  12. The title of your post caught my eye!  I'm a country girl deep down!  I love your post and how you touched on the different stages of life.  I understand this ache.  We live in the south and my family is spread between the east and west coast. There is always a emptiness for them.  Blessings! Tirzah