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The gift of an ordinary day

By February 25, 201015 Comments

I got this video today from one of my faux finishing friends (we only communicate via email, but Sharon….. I hope you are a real life friend one day. I can tell we share pieces of our hearts. ).

Sometimes I look at my 3 healthy kiddos and think…… I love them so much my heart can barely handle it. Other times I look at them and think if I have to hear one more whine, one more request, one more anything…. that I will go crazy.

This put things back in perspective for me today.

If you are a mom,
know a mom,
have a mom,
or want to be a mom… are gonna cry.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Someone pass the kleenex.

Let me know what you think ladies….I love your comments.


  • Sandra says:

    I need kleenex. Whew, i’m tearful here. What a beautiful video. I can so relate. We all should cherish the moments with our kids. They grow too fast. Thank you for sharing with us. That was beautiful.

  • Girly Stuff says:

    Are you trying to kill me?

    Thanks for posting it.

  • Shauna says:

    Dude…I broke out into a full blown UGLY cry! I cried so hard I still have a headache! It so touched me and renewed my vow to be present in everyday and in every moment! Love ya.

  • Pat says:

    Wow! I’m a grandmother now and it seems that the grandkids are growing older wayyyy too quickly. My kids did too, however, I was so ‘busy’ that those treasured ordinary moments were sometimes overlooked. That makes me sad ~ Now, I spend more time and I treasure each moment, each conversation and personal interaction with all of them. We make memories as we go through each day so trying to record the now “extraordinary” moments is my goal. There are no more ordinary moments for me ~ 🙂

    I still need the tissues though!

    Your blog is beautiful as is your family!

    Brightest blessings,

  • Becolorful says:

    As the mom who just sent one off to college this past fall I could so relate. The dread of it, though, was worse than the reality. I’ve come to realize they still call, email, and text almost daily. Sometimes I think I see more of him now than I did his senior year. But the video is right, it is the ordinary days that are the most priceless. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cottage Chick says:

    Wow what a great video…being the mother of boys the pics really hit home…also, having the little boys that are 6 ft tall now…I can relate!!!

  • KC Mom says:

    Gosh, I loved and needed that. I wish ordinary days could just slow down a bit.

  • Jennifer says:

    That was beautiful… simply beautiful!!

  • I saw this and posted it about two weeks ago….I cannot watch it right now. But it’s one of those you want to keep watching over and over…….so, so true, and so well said. thanks for sharing…I’ll be back to watch it again…..soon.

  • MamaBug says:

    I am reading this same book right now…she has a first book called Mitten Strings for God…beautiful. Loved the video and with two boys and one girl of my own I know all too well the time is coming….Thanks for posting that, it’s nice to put a face to the books!

  • Thank you for this precious reminder. It truly is going so fast…

  • Terri says:

    A friend emailed me the link to this a couple of weeks ago….. so good…. so true……… I cried through it, too!!! Blessings!

  • Pamela says:

    On my gosh girl! Now I need to touch up my make up. I am glad it ended the way it did though! I was thinking something tragic which would have brought on even more tears.
    Thanx for sharing! It is a nice take a breathe and continue on in the insanity moment of the day.

  • sanjeet says:

    That was beautiful.

    sports video

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