If you're a mom, you know that every stage of motherhood has its trials and tribulations. Some days are great and some...not so much. When we had our third child, we already had a 3 year old and a little one who had just turned 2, so things were overwhelming at times. I'll never forget the nurse in the hospital telling me that it will be so fun when they were all a bit older and everybody would run and jump in bed with us. She was right. To this day, my husband and I still talk about those fun mornings when he'd just whistle and we'd hear the stomping of little feet running our way.
A blog/computer friend, Saloma, shared this video which she had seen on another blog and I asked if I could share it as well. The author is reading from her book about how truly wonderful just the "ordinary" days are and those are the ones that will come to mean the most.
My youngest went away to school last week and after a week of tears and phone calls, she's decided to come back home. She was met with a lot of resistance, as were we, about what's the best thing to do ~ and everyone shared their opinions with us, whether we asked or not. :) "Don't let her", "Do let her", "Don't make her stay", "Make her stay", "Here's what I would do..." In the end it was her decision, right or wrong. She'll be fine and so will we.
My favorite line from this video is when she said, "All flowers bloom in their own time," and I couldn't agree more. When all is said and done, this week is not the one thing that will stand out in our minds when we think of Sara ~ it's all of the ordinary days we spent with not only her but our other two children, and with each other as well. All those regular good ol' things are "the stuff that dreams are made of."
The Gift Of An Ordinary Day from Katrina Kenison on Vimeo.