Sunday, August 29, 2010
The Gift of an Ordinary Day
A friend sent me a video of a reading from the book called, "The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir" by Katrina Kenison (2009). I found this video very touching. I also looked into some reviews of the book and it is a topic that I think most parents at middle age with children will be able to relate to. This story is about a woman at mid-life, and she reflects on her life as a mother and the beauty, grace and transformation she endures as she learns to let go. She is a mother of two teenage boys, and she realizes that the every day, ordinary moments are those that she treasures the most. The moments that she once took for granted are now the memories that she treasures the most.
If your browser does not support this, please go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olSyCLJU3O0
To see a review of the book, please check out this link: http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2009/08/gift-of-ordinary-day-book-review-by.html.
Have a great, ordinary day!
~ Angela Gentile