mama working in the garden
crawling to daddy
big brothers helping little sister walk
watching the garden get plowed
running through the meadow
wrestling with daddy after dinnerI thank God for the incredible gift of an ordinary day."
I was at the library this week and the title of this book caught my eye "Ordinary Days...Family Life in a Farmhouse". That sounded like my life so I picked it up. It is written by a mennonite woman with six kids living on a farm in Oregon. Although there were differences in our lives I was blessed by the book. She used humor and everyday stories from her life to show how we can appreciate the oridinary days of mothering. I read almost the entire book in one afternoon while sitting in the leather chair sipping iced tea (NOT an ordinary day!). The last paragraph of the book says this,
"I have a new awareness of the preciousnes of the people I love. Too often, I realized, I had taken my family for granted and complained that my life wasn't exciting. Now I began to understand theat even the most ordinary moments are treasures, priceless and fragile...
Amen. Here's to enjoying the ordinary days of life and thanking God for all the gifts He has blessed me with!
Happy Memorial Day!