by adustyframe ~ May 16th, 2011

Today, when Lee left for work, James ran outside. I decided to step outside and wave good bye to him too.

He pulled out of the driveway, smiled and waved at me.

He drove down the street as James raced down the sidewalk on his scooter trying to beat Dad to the corner.

“This is so normal.” I said to myself. First I smiled and then I cried.

I think I cried because I was happy but I also cried because it’s been so long since our life was “normal”.  We missed so much normal.

If you’ve always been able to wave bye to your husband as he leaves for work and your kids have always been able to race down the block chasing after Daddy, you need to realize how very blessed you are.

Thank God for your normal every day life because there are those who desperately wish they could have a life like that.

Count your blessings and take joy in the little things.


3 Thoughts Shared to Normal

  1. Joy

    Very happy for you and your family 🙂

  2. Tina

    Very happy for you too that this gift has returned for you. I’m also thankful it has not left for many of us. But I am mindful that for some their time of not having it is not temporary, as yours was, for some they will not get to have daddy (or mommy) here with them this side of heaven again. So each day, be them in a row or not, is a gift and thanks for the reminder to celebrate and appreciate the small things!

  3. Lisa

    Great! 🙂

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