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Friday, July 15, 2011

Normal Day.

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. -Mary Jean Iron
2011-07-15 10.09.59

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I think I take for granted normal days. Days like today where it's raining and we have nothing on the calendar and nowhere we have to be. So we get up and go to the gym and since it's too early to go to Costco, we sit at the coffee shop having snack and making funny faces.

There was literally no where to sit when we walked in and I panicked for a second because if I had known there would be no where to sit I probably would have opted for the drive thru. But it wouldn't have been the same.

When we finally found our spot, the sillyness was quick to follow. So I watched my littles be silly and make faces and literally share their peanut butter crackers even though they each had their own package. H likes the peanut butter in the middle but could care less about the crackers, E likes the crackers. It works.

I like days like today where we aren't rushed to get anywhere, where we have no agenda and if we decide to waste an hour of our day at Starbucks, the only one who cares is the crabby business man in the corner. {I decided he needs more silly in his life, after all.}

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My cousin lost one of her best friends this past week. Twenty-four years old, my friends. My heart is sick for her family, her friends, her loved ones. I didn't know her other than as a friend of my cousin but I've followed her battle with cancer through my cousins' eyes. This is no normal day for her or her friend Kate's family, and other friends as they gather around and remember a life gone all too soon.

I don't get it some days. You just can't find the sense in it. And frankly, it doesn't quite seem fair, either.

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2011-07-15 10.19.35

´╗┐Are you making the most of your normal days?

Be aware, because I do believe they are indeed treasures and tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Happy weekend!

{Don't miss the giveaways I have going on right now. Toy's R Us giftcard here and MoonDough here}

4 Comments:

Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Thanks for the reminder S! Happy weekend to you too!

July 15, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Auntie Just LOVES these littles!!! Sometimes I just want to pack it all up to be closer to you all...
And the lose of Kate makes me want to do it more so I can hug, kiss and be a pest to everyone!! I would love evey minute of it.

Thanks for the reminder. You have a fabulous weekend, Hug those littles for me.
Love You all

Auntie Laurie

July 15, 2011 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Good reminder. I needed this!

July 17, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Great post! Definitely a good reminder!!

Thoughts and prayers to your cousin too - it is one of those things that is hard to make sense of sometimes.

July 18, 2011 at 8:27 AM  

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