Saturday, October 8, 2011


Five Minute Friday (posted, again, on Saturday), where we write for 5 minutes with a prompt and no editing. No worries about if it's right. Just letting the words come. Stop over and see Gypsy Mama and write along with us.


No matter what the prompt was I knew I was going to write about  how I wish I could do this week over. I do. It's all in my head, all I can think about.

Ordinary-- how many ordinary treasures did I miss this week? I missed face to face, smiling, laughing, building-up-souls time because I was too preoccupied with checking off schoolwork to do lists and making sure kids got all the math done and complaining about their complaining. I missed just being together. I've been missing the ordinary walks and playground visits, the bike rides and Lego playing...

And even more excruciating than what I missed? It's what I inflicted. I was fed up with ordinary bad attitudes and ordinary bad behavior so I threw my bad attitude and my bad behavior in the mix.

I'm feeling so regretful. Praying for the chance and grace to get it right (and soon!).

I love my ordinary life. Filled with ordinary love. I don't ever want to miss a moment of it again. It's the being there, just in the moments, the slowing of time, that's what transforms the ordinary into extraordinary.


1 comment:

  1. Stopping over from Gypsy Mama, and I SO appreciate the honesty of your post. I oftentimes feel the same way. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and thank the Lord we can give our sins and weakness over to Him and ask for a new start with each new day. I sometimes think my son understands forgiveness way more than I ever will. :)


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