Friday, May 08, 2009


While baking a double batch of zucchini bread in the morning, Chip brought me a Starbuck's latte and oatmeal. [Nice.]
While he had stepped inside the house for just a minute, he left the car running and door open. He came back to his car, after making me a happy, to find a big, stray dog had jumped in car and muddied the seats and dashboard all over. [Not nice.]
Later on, we brought bread to deserving teachers and staff at school. [Hopefully they thought it was nice.]
Came home and enjoyed the sunshine and cherry blossoms outside our front door. [Very nice.]
Children got out of car when dropped off from school- scurrying and arguing. [Not nice.]
Calmed them quickly with afterschool snack and listened to the recap of their day. [Nice.]
Kids in jammies and tucked into bed at their usual bedtime. [Nice.]
Crew awake throughout most of the night...teething and stuffy nose. [Not nice at all!]
Rocking him and realizing these sorts of days go by so quickly, I closed my eyes and thanked God for every blessing He has given me and asked for more patience and insight to "be in" and even enjoy the not-so-nice moments. [Undeserved...but very nice.]
May 6, 2009... a day that could easily blur from one to the next, but I'm learning to savor and remember these "ordinary" days as much as the "special" days. [Nice.]


harmonysong said...

Great post, Jody! Thanks for the reminder to take in every moment, even the day to day events!

Have a great weekend!! :)

Becca said...

You are so right. I think I will try to blog about ordinary days. I want to remember them all!

Anonymous said...

This is great. Thanks!

Jan said...

Beautiful post, Jody. I need to start reading regularly again. You always have such wonderful things to share. And you make even the everyday wonderful. ;) Bless you!

Anonymous said...

Great perspective - it was a good reminder for me to enjoy even the not so nice (messy) moments, because you are SO right - things don't stay this way for long.

(pinkcamojeep) karen said...

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you. I've been reading your blog for a long time (maybe going on two years?). You're so faithful to write and so amazingly positive. I know it must be hard to do all that you do (SIS, husband, home, children, Wyndham's special needs, church, new baby ... and on and on) AND blog. So, I just wanted to say "thanks." You're a ray of sunshine .. day after day.

Lauren Kelly said...

Thank you for always making me think!! Love you for it!!! :)