Friday, January 4, 2008

Ordinary Days



I just realized today that we've been having just regular old ordinary days around here.
Now call me boring if you want...but I like ordinary days!

For instance, now that my kids are getting to be young adults, the last years of homeschooling are taking place. I find myself relishing these days so much!
There have been days-or months--maybe years!? LOL that hsing was just so hard and frustrating that I would say I would be glad when it's over.
But I have found that I am really enjoying it these days.

How could I regret one extra minute spent with my kids? (Even if it was trying to drill correct spelling into them--or math facts!?)

How could I regret the privilege of being the one to have morning devotions with them, and offer them spiritual training? (Even if some mornings I had to literally drag them out of bed? LOL)

How could I regret those "light bulb" moments when something we're learning really sinks in? (Even when 20 other things I taught them went in one ear and out the other! LOL)

These ordinary days are the stuff that life is made of!
That saying that "life is what happens while we're busy planning making other plans" is so true!

It's not the big vacations we take once in a while that make up the majority of our days. It's the little every day things that life is made of!
The tlc we moms show our husband and children everyday. The meals we prepare, the family nights we share with homemade pizza, the games we play, the devotions we have, and the hymn sings. It's singing Christmas carols in the car at the top of your lungs! And sharing those secret little private jokes that only your family knows about. It's being able to look at each other across the room and know what the other is thinking! (And cracking up over it)

And so, I am enjoying these ordinary days. For in a short time, they will never be the same.

I hope you're enjoying yours too!

1 comment:

Ron and Ginny said...

There is no such thing as an ordinary day! ;-) But, I agree. I like the less hurried and flurried days. Thanks for the pictures. Those look like some luscious chocolate covered cherries. Are they? :-D