Monday, March 26, 2007

Everyday pictures.






These photos are all mixed-matched pictures from last week. Basically if you are around me long enough or read back into the archives here at Nitty.Gritty., you notice a major theme. That would be 'loving your ordinary life'. I cannot stress this enough. It was something I was learning and applying to my life to a certain degree before our lives were touched by tragedy, but now have an even greater awareness that I need to love every minute I have been given, and to enjoy them and make the most of them- no matter what!
Granted, I blow it from time to time, and then feel really bad and have to apologize to people in my life, and then I refocus and get back on track. It keeps me humble, and is a good reminder to me, that life is a learning process and for me I strive everyday to be a better person than the day before.
Today then, these pictures remind me how much I love my life and my family and all the things that have made us who we are. They are a reminder to enjoy the present, to savor the simple, and to take each day as it comes~ just the way it is. I never want to lose sight of the things that truly matter to me...and then remember that they are gifts in my life- every single day.

13 comments:

Buensancho said...

I hope my english stretches enough for writing this short message!...It's a bautiful page and a beautiful family, thank you for sharing it all with us. Love. Buensancho.

Kari said...

My thoughts exactly Jody! Thanks for the pick-me-up.

Judy said...

Halleluah for everyday moments. That is the exact reason I started my blog!

a friend to knit with said...

Thanks for letting me peak into your everyday every way moments! :)

FlipFlop Mom said...

Your comment today is very true.. and I'm loving it!!! THANKS again so much for sharing!!!

linda t said...

Well said Jody!
I have always intentionally tried to live each day to the fullest... wanting no regrets.
Just today I posted about choosing to believe who God says He is... letting Him take control... man, that is so hard!
I can forget... how awesome to read your post and be reminded again! Thanks!

Hilary said...

Jody you are one lucky mom to have those great kids in your ordinary life.
BIG SMILES :D
Hils Bils

Cris said...

How very true that is and sadly to say sometimes easy to forget. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say that I am sorry for the mean comments I left on your blog. I am a sad, lonely person that has a hard time finding joy in my life, even though I am a Christian. Maybe I just wish I could be like you.
In any case, what I said was very un Christlike and I am sorry. PLease forgive me.

Jody said...

Dear Anonymous~
If your apology is sincere, then you are an answer to my prayers. I offer forgiveness and hope more than anything you find real joy in life- just like I have in mine.
Keep reading if you like...and seeking truth in life. You are on your way to finding freedom and peace!

Julie said...

Love todays message but just wanted to say how dare you show me those fabulous gum boots only for me to discover Target wont ship them to me here in oz - boohoo!!

Jill B said...

It's my prayer that I can enjoy the daily life moments. Seeing too many of my friends go through the rough patches, I'm grateful for the mundane. Thanks for reminding me even more why each day is a blessing in itself.
Have a great Tuesday!

Heather said...

Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the ordinary days. I sometimes just make it through the day and forget to find joy in the routine. This was just the boast I needed to start off another week of work. Thanks, Jody!