An ordinary day

Monday, January 18, 2010

A friend of mine (Thanks Colleen!) sent me this link and it is so poignant and so beautiful that I wanted to share it with you. Have some tissues nearby, you might well up. Take the time to watch it. It is REALLY good. I am having a "perfectly ordinary day" with the peanuts today and am about to go play scrabble with them...




The code for the discount for Kate Landers is below and runs until Wednesday. Thanks for the well wishes. My antibiotics have kicked in and I am much better but now I am playing the dreaded catch-up from being sick for 4-5 days!

36 comments:

  1. My babies are 4 and 4 months, so I am in the throes of wishing time away (especially when up all night!). Thank you for the reminder that this time will pass all too quickly and I will be wishing it back.

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  2. That was beautiful... Thank you for sharing! Hope you feel better. Our house has been hit with a bad stomach virus and my youngest and I are little by little getting back on our feet.

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  3. So beautifully said and so true! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great video.. I know oh tooo well how fast they grow up and they go off.. it is amazing how time flies..
    Love ya my friend..
    Have a great day..

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  5. Not sure I should have watched that today...thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing. I think that was exactly what I needed to see today. I've been feeling very bombarded by these "ordinary days" lately. I better take a step back and enjoy them, as they do slip away ever so fast.

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  7. This is beautiful and so true Kim...I have learned watching my boys grow up so fast to cherish every single minute...the good, the bad and the ugly!!! This is so well done...thank you : )

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  8. So true! I have learned to love those days....like today...watching Power Rangers with the two boys and playing Princess with LIndsey. Love it!

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  9. Wow that was truly Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! One day when i have kids i will be sure to remember those Ordinary Days! :)

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  10. Wow. That brought tears to my eyes. So many days I get caught up in the rush of fitting everything in.

    Thanks.

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  11. So beautiful and touching ... and oh how I can relate!! With my 2 oldest sons away at college and my youngest a 'new' teen, her words were exactly my feelings. I am constantly thinking about how fast the time as gone with the older 2 and cherish every single minute with the younger (and of course the older when they do visit home!)
    Thanks for sharing, Kim

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  12. Oh my... you should have put the part about the tissues in bold, Kim. This has really affected me. So beautiful, yes.. and it really hit home. Call me when you can...♥

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  13. You made me cry! After taking care of a very sick little Kate for the past 7 days, I am exhausted and now also sick...everything annoys me and that video reminded me to enjoy everything my 6 yr old does and says...thank you for bringing me back to reality!

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  14. So glad I stopped for 7:38 to watch that wonderful video. If that doesn't make you stop and smell the roses...nothing will. I'm off to have an ordinary night with my kiddos :-)

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  15. You were right. Tissues were needed. And on that note, I'm off to do some ordinary coloring. Have a great night!

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  16. You made me cry....and right before bed! Thanks for posting. I hope you are feeling better, my friend. xo

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  17. I love it! I am so glad there was not a sad ending. It's so true - so unbelievably true! Time flies! Thanks for sharing!!!! Feel better!

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  18. Thank you for the tears and the sweet, sweet reminder. I do love our ordinary days.

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  19. WOW....that was a great message. Thanks for sharing it!

    Glad to hear you are feeling better:)

    xo,

    Lisa

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  20. You have made Miss Stoic cry! I have not even thought of the time when my boys will leave for college. I know that time is coming. S is in fifth grade now, and it seems like yesterday he was three! Thank you for sharing. I love our ordinary days.

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  21. Thank you for reminding us for our blessed ordinary days, time passess quickly, children grow to fast ( I know mine is 26! and married!)
    Thank you for remindng us that things are not as bad as we seem to think they are at times!
    I love my good ole ordinary days
    what a sweet tender post!

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  22. I'm SO looking forward to another ordinary day with my kiddos! This was wonderful :) Thanks ~

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  23. Perhaps is just my computer but I am only seeing an outlined area where there should be a picture.
    Any suggestions?

    Have a great week~
    Jo

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  24. I appreciate ordinary days and am thankful for those where we spend them together. I loved this video and was really choked up at the thought of just my husband and me at the dinner table. So many nights it's chaotic and crazy - they don't like the food, up and down to get this or that and now I realize I will MISS that when they are off to college and on their own!

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  25. Good morning! I am your pink swap partner! Yippee! So glad to have been introduced to your blog! Consider me a new and now loyal follower! Cannot wait to start shopping for your pink treats!

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  26. this book is simply amazing {love the video too} ... and while i don't have kids, i think it's just as important to stop and enjoy the ordinary days with my husband. to be more present in our life.

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  27. I am in the middle of reading "Now I Lay My Isaac Down" as I have 5 months left with Jordan at home...her words are SO TRUE....I never imagined it would be so hard to let them go.....and so far away....thanks Kim!

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  28. This is a great book!! I would highly recommend it.

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  29. A good friend sent this to me yesterday. I had to post it on Facebook and send it out to others via email because I adored it so much. Made me so melancholy because my oldest will be 11 tomorrow and time really does pass much too quickly.

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  30. I love this and I immediately bought two of her books. i like to think that this is why I blog. To keep little notes/reminders about our perfectly ordinary days :)

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  31. As I'm wiping away tears, thank you for sharing such a powerful video. My boys are 11, 8 and 5 and time is fleeting so quickly that sometimes I just want to scream "Stop!" I dread the letting go process and pray that I don't get too caught up in the here and now to not sit back and soak in the ordinary days.

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  32. I don't even have children and don't plan on having them for a few years and I'm crying out of control. Such a moving video. I can't imagine how you moms are feeling, I called my mom as soon as I saw this and I could not tell her thank you and how much I love her enough.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  33. I am undone. Simply undone. beautiful, profound, simple, and true words in this video have left me undone. Thank you, Kim!

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