October 7, 2011

Beauty in the ordinary

Since my son's diagnosis I have gone through the many phases of grieving - a process, some days, I feel I will never get through. But in the moments when my eyes are dry and my vision is clearly set on One who provides hope, I able find extreme beauty in the ordinary.

I crave ordinary.

I wouldn't say that my day-to-day life is "normal" compared to many but there are pockets of moments when I mentally pause time to savor the sweetness of watching my boys play together, take in the aroma of dinner cooking on the stove, and listen to my husband read Grant's favorite book for the 10th time in a row after he has had a long day at work. 

I've made it a daily goal to find beauty and joy in the life I was purposed to live...

... to find beauty in the ordinary - in my ordinary.

 

The day that each person willingly accepts himself or herself for who he or she is and acknowledges the uniqueness of God's framing process marks the beginning of a journey to seeing the handiwork of God in each life.  
~ Ravi Zacharias {from the book Grand Weaver: How God shapes us through the events of our lives}


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2 comments:

  1. Wow - just wow. Not just your post, but your story.

    Thank you for coming by and commenting! I'm glad you did.

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  2. Sometimes we forget that what we take for granted is a gift for someone else. Thanks for perspective . . .and for visiting my blog today!

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October 7, 2011

Beauty in the ordinary

Since my son's diagnosis I have gone through the many phases of grieving - a process, some days, I feel I will never get through. But in the moments when my eyes are dry and my vision is clearly set on One who provides hope, I able find extreme beauty in the ordinary.

I crave ordinary.

I wouldn't say that my day-to-day life is "normal" compared to many but there are pockets of moments when I mentally pause time to savor the sweetness of watching my boys play together, take in the aroma of dinner cooking on the stove, and listen to my husband read Grant's favorite book for the 10th time in a row after he has had a long day at work. 

I've made it a daily goal to find beauty and joy in the life I was purposed to live...

... to find beauty in the ordinary - in my ordinary.

 

The day that each person willingly accepts himself or herself for who he or she is and acknowledges the uniqueness of God's framing process marks the beginning of a journey to seeing the handiwork of God in each life.  
~ Ravi Zacharias {from the book Grand Weaver: How God shapes us through the events of our lives}


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2 comments:

  1. Wow - just wow. Not just your post, but your story.

    Thank you for coming by and commenting! I'm glad you did.

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  2. Sometimes we forget that what we take for granted is a gift for someone else. Thanks for perspective . . .and for visiting my blog today!

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