Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Gift of Perfectly Ordinary Days

Recently I have been struggling with not feeling like I'm making a difference in the world. Not being who God wants me to be. Feeling stuck at home (where, I might add, I volunteered to be), and feeling like I wasn't living up to my full potential. So I prayed about my feelings, I asked God to help me know what He would have me do. He answered, but it was not at the time, in the way, or the answer I was expecting. I received the answer through my sister who posted a video on facebook. This is it:

"Learn the art of letting go by practicing it in the present. Instead of regretting what's over and done with, savor every minute of the life you have right now...It's taken a while, but I certainly do know it now, the most wonderful gift I had, the gift I learned to cherish above all else, was the gift of all those perfectly ordinary days."

I was expecting an answer telling me to do more. But that wasn't it. The answer was that I needed to slow down and start enjoying the gift of perfectly ordinary days with my children who are growing up so quickly! I felt that I needed to do less and enjoy them more. My time will come when they are all grown. Then though I may have a career, I will yearn for these days. So I have tried to cherish those days. And photograph them. So I can remember when they are gone--which seems like SO long from now. But it isn't. If 4 years can go by quickly, 18 will too. So here is a glimpse into some of our perfectly ordinary days. 

Silly Faces


Pretty sure he was thinking about tasting paint.

Messy hands

Triumph grin after getting the bike from Heather.

Showing off millipede.

Digging in the dirt (in white pants?!?)

Perfectly crazy hair...

A walk to see the fishies.

It's the small things...

Stuck in the slide.

"Helping" with chores

So much fun!

Puddle jumping



Little Princess
Little stud (and a little ray of sunshine in the back ground)

Mommy kisses!

1 comment:

Marshmellowpuff said...

So true! I love it! The days do go by too fast, and it is funny how it is the ordinary things that we will remember the most! You are an amazing mom!