I was once afraid of living an ordinary life. Of being a mom, married, with a mortgage, and a mom car, living in the suburbs...living this ordinary life. And then, I met you. I met the one person who made ordinary extraordinary. You make my ordinary world filled with life, and reason, and purpose. You make family feel warm and exciting and make me want to hold on. You changed my point of view, you change my perspective, you made me want the ordinary. You remind me that mowing the lawn, and running the errands, and picking up after the kids, and the dog, and taking care of a house, and bills, and dinner, that it's life. And most importantly, it's a life worth living. You make ordinary feel extraordinary. rh101605_16

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  1. Christie says:

    And suddenly a mini-van seems magical... So true! Love this!

    1. childhood says:

      Exactly right. Only the one you love can make ordinary feel like magic!

  2. Ashley says:

    Fantastic for FMF. Beautifully expressed. And, well, incredibly understood by me - a fellow blogger who ran from the ordinary. 🙂 Keep writing.

    1. childhood says:

      Thank you Ashley! Yes, it's been quite the ordinary ride!

  3. Coach says:

    We don't have a minivan, but an SUV is the cool alternative.

  4. childhood says:

    Not much cool about our parentmobile!

  5. withonen says:

    Why is it that we fear the ordinary?! I can't tell you how much this spoke to me (although without kids). I feel like I'm failing life if I've had a normal, ordinary week... but I'm starting to realize that's ok. Glad I'm not the only one 😉

    1. childhood says:

      I think we fear ordinary because of the label it puts on us. It forces us to be a certain type of woman. The truth is, it is in the ordinary that life happens, and it is in the ordinary that we live. It is the ordinary that keeps marriages strong because anyone can survive the good and the bad times. It is in the ordinary that you have to keep your love the strongest.

  6. Jami Thompson says:

    This is.... lovely. Like you.

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