Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Ordinary Day

I discovered this video today on one of my favorite blogs -- Joyfulmomofmany.  I was unprepared for the way it would grab my heart.


I watched it while the children were outside for PE time.  I could hear them laughing and squealing as they rode their bikes and played some crazy game that they invented.  Savoring their break from the morning's school work, they tried to get in some of their required 60 minutes of daily exercise before I called them in for lunch.   Just an ordinary moment of an ordinary day . . . a day that will soon be nothing but a memory.


I grabbed a Kleenex and my camera, and went out to give them hugs all around.  Now, while they eat their egg salad sandwiches, I had to share this with you.  Please grab a tissue, and push play . . . .





10 comments:

Samantha said...

Beautiful! (except the beer bottle part...)

Rebecca's Refining said...

That was such a touching reminder...we can't relive the moments of our day! A quote that really hit home for me was "I can't change my children, I can only change myself." So many times I wish I could "change" what God has given me, instead of seeing that maybe "I" am the one that needs to change!
Thanks for sharing!

AntfarmMom said...

Awww, I sure didn't feel like crying today! But I did....

This was a great and wonderful reminder of the time that does pass by so quickly.

busymomof10 said...

Samantha, I just enjoy the fruit and "spit out the seeds." You know??

Rebecca, That same quote hit me between the eyes too! I can't change my children, I can only change myself! But thankfully, we serve a Powerful and Living God, who CAN change our children's hearts! (and ours!)

Momma Ant, SOrry to make you cry today! :) I KNOW that you can identify with that video with your precious older daughter now on the other side of the country, and your older sons on their own too. It all happens overnight, it seems!

tlmalcolm said...

I just shared this video with my preschool families. These young moms think they will never get thru the these times when their children are young but it goes by so fast!! And it hit home for me now that our older son is living home once again. I am going to treasure this gift of time we once again have with him. We were lucky last year to have our younger son back home for 10 months now I will enjoy the time with this one as well. Every word that she spoke I could relate to...so many of her words were in my thoughts!! Those years raising my sons were the best but being a grammy isn't too bad either!!:)

Noel said...

ok, I cried! He can suck his thumb for the next ten years. I don't mind :)

dyslexic different thinking me said...

Too true. Time goes so fast - TOO fast when it's in hindsight.
If you wanna a lift to your soul, please feel free to visit my post yesterday - the song will "Raise You Up!"
It's the post entitled: Well Worth the Listen.
Bless you and your wonderful family. I really enjoy your blog!
~Dea

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. (sniff sniff)

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I saw this on another blog. I loved it so much! Made me cry too.

Jules said...

I've just watched this and yes, I cried. It's so much how I'm feeling at the moment. My household has gone from 10 to 3 and I don't like it at all. It's so quiet. I cook too much food - usually enough to feed at least twice as many as are at home. There's food in the pantry and milk in the 'fridge. I no longer struggle to stay on top of the ironing and the house stays clean. I can use the computer when I want to and I don't have to queue for ages for the bathroom. I only have to watch one hockey game a week. And yet I'd gladly have no computer, no food, a messy house, a long wait for the bathroom, just to have all my boys home again. :)

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