caroline holzberger

Keepin' it real about motherhood, Jesus, life, and everything in between.

Five Minute Friday – Beautiful

(Disclaimer to my readers – Today I link up with fellow writers. This is a challenge. A group to join. A prompting by another woman I like to just.sit.down. every Friday and write for only five minutes. That’s it. Which is roughly how long it takes for me to write my normal first sentence. Ahem. So, lest some of you start dancing joyfully with glee that my post is shorter – it is advised that thy shouldn’t get thyself used to it. In Jesus’ Name.) READ MORE HERE.

This week’s word – Beautiful



Such a foreign word. Not a word ever used to describe me, really.

I was, after all, the girl with the great personality. I was fun at parties. I was charming, funny, and athletic. I wasn’t pretty, per say, and certainly not beautiful.

But, on March 14, 2009, my entire world changed. The doctor who I may have just accidentally cursed out for three hours held up a tiny, perfect baby, I’d worked so hard to get out of my body…and said three little words that changed my everything – “It’s a girl.”

A girl child.

Whatintheworld would I do with a girl child? A tomboy since birth with two sons already, how does this fit with me?

I have so many friends, you know, girly friends, beautiful friends who desperately wanted a girl. But, Lord, you trust me with one? You trust me to raise a girl child?

Four years later, I joyfully embrace my role with this little darling one. My best girl. Our own little sister friend.

She adores sparkle and anything purple.

She is the best lizard catcher in the family.

She kicks and jumps like any good ninja would.

She rocks her babies with the gentle care of a seasoned mother of five.

She stains her clothes worse than both brothers combined.

She giggles and spins every time she wears a “twirly skirt”.

She loves baseball and can list most of the Rangers lineup.

She supports her team faithfully with a mouth full of Big League Chew and her purple sparkly hat.

She loves Legos.

She adores Hello Kitty.

She watches Sofia the First and Ninja Turtles, too.

She’s convinced she, too, will stand up to go pee-pee someday.

She loves that her bruddas have to hold the door open for her.

She is tough.

She is caring.

She is precocious.

She is fearless.

She is dirty.

She is girly.

She is defiant.

She is brilliant.

She is hilarious.

She is passionate.

She is not delicate, but she is darling.

She is not petite, but she is precious.

She is a girl child.

She is my girl child.

So, I will learn to french braid.

I will use glitter.

I will watch princess movies.

I will play with her doll house.

I will support dance, or cheerleading, or Godforbid drill team.

I will let her be whoever she wants to be.

Whoever God has made her to be.

Because she IS beautiful.

And I will tell her so.

Every. Single. Day.

(For-the-record – choosing pics took waaaay longer than five minutes. Sorry if this breaks the rules. But, I love this girl. I couldn’t stop myself. 🙂


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13 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Beautiful

  1. Visiting from FMF. Beautiful tribute and beautiful precious children. Brought back memories of when my kids were that young. Now I live through my grandchildren. You seem to be on the right track. Savor every moment!

    • Thank u for your wisdom! I admit, sometimes it is hard to stay in the moment, but I’m very thankful for reminders from those ahead of me on the journey, like u! Thanks again for visiting!

  2. Absolutely adorable. I love that God blessed you with this beautiful little girl. Such love shown in your five minutes of writing. Thank you to for how greatly you blessed me with your comment on my post. It’s so nice to meet. I love new friendships made in this wonderful blogging community. It warms my heart.
    Much love to you. I look forward to getting to know you better.

    • Thank u, too! I’m aware I completely overdid it with my pics of Abigail, but thanks for visiting and commenting nicely anyway. 🙂 I look forward to getting to know u better too! 🙂 Blessings…

  3. Girl, you are gorgeous! And so is your little girl! What a blessing to have such a sweetie on your hands. That picture of them in their formal outfits… TOO CUTE!

    Thanks for sharing how God challenged you by giving you a little girl to shepherd. Stopping by from FMF again. 🙂

    • Awwww, thank u so much! U are too kind!! Yes, I went a bit overboard on the pics, but like I said, I couldn’t stop myself. 🙂 that one u mentioned was at a wedding they were in of a dear girl I’d taught in 7th grade. She and I stayed very close, I became like a big sis to her. I got to learn SO much about girls/mothering through her – just another of God’s blessings! Thanks again for visiting and for your precious words. 🙂

  4. I’m in love with this post. It’s incredible. I dreamed of having a daughter for so long that I was scared to hope He might give me one…and she came out a girl! (I knew it…the fact had been confirmed four times, I just didn’t believe the doctor!) 😉 Enjoy every moment with that precious girl…she’s beautiful! Blessings! 🙂

    • Aw, thank u, friend! I was scared He might give me one too. 🙂 But, oh how grateful I am…as we all should be, for every blessing from the Author of Life! U enjoy yours too! Blessings…

  5. Andrea on said:

    I love this post. I, too, gave birth to a girl (surprise!) and wondered what in the HECK God was thinking! I actually think the feeling could be categorized as dismay. (I was raised on a farm and was driving tractors at age 9.) WHAT was I going to do with a girl? After 11 years with my girl, I’ve learned a lot and can see that God knew exactly what he was doing. Wouldn’t trade a minute! Your daughter is beautiful and I loved all the pics. 🙂

    • Aw, Andrea, thank you! I love that you can relate to my story. And isn’t it amazing when God blesses us in ways we could have never have anticipated.?!? Love it! Thanks for visiting! Blessings…

  6. kamici on said:

    so adorable.
    I can totally relate to how you describe yourself. I would describe myself that way too. I liked hanging with boys growing up and wasn’t sure what to do with a girl child either. But she (and her sister) have brought out in me the girly girly and I love it.
    I enjoyed hearing about your little girl.

  7. She is SO cute!! Thanks for so artfully describing your sweet girl. I loved reading your proud mama words! Happy that I clicked over from FMF =)

    • Happy you are here too! She is a treat – never a dull moment, for sure! Just this week, we were reading a Dora Bedtime Wishes book and she said “I wish for a new baby doll…(long pause)…aaaand an air soft gun.” He, he, he. 🙂 Thanks again for visiting, you’re always welcome here. Love, love! 😉

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