Monday, September 22, 2014

Ordinary...


After a big conflict between sisters in the house, some house work and a morning so similar to a thousand other mornings in my life, I sit down on the steps in front of my house to wave off my husband and son going to the motocross track. And I feel love.

With conflicts, tears, screams and banging doors. With excitement, organizing, packing equipment, snack and drinks. With boring house chores and repetitive routines. With the annoying cat who always needs to go in and out from a closed door or window even if at least 2 other exits of the house are standing wide open - just because he wants attention.

I feel love when I see father and son walking down the stone path behind the house to the car, chatting about motocross and what is to be expected this afternoon. The little boy almost dancing  his steps away in bliss, the man steady as a rock with big grounded steps. I feel love when one daughter apologizes sincerely to another and tells her she loves her and that everything is fine now. The conflict is solved, the tension is gone. I feel love when sitting down on my door step watching my son's face so lit up with joy and anticipation on the passenger seat in the big blue van. He is ready for the adventure of the day.

The van drives down the road and disappears around the corner. The house turns quiet and calm. And I nip off some bloomed out flower crowns from my geraniums, some dried up leaves. Sitting there in the midday sun thinking that life is great just the way it is. And I can feel the ordinary love in my ordinary life and how exquisite it actually is. I can stop chasing the dream, the fantasies, the love... I have it all right here. On my door step. Ordinary. A perfectly imperfect life with flaws and all. I just could not ask for more.

Kärlek
Annette

PS Thank you all for your enormous response on my Nordic Wrist Warmers. Pattern is being written down as we speak. I hope to release the pattern in multiple sizes very soon. THANK YOU!



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21 comments :

  1. A lovely sun-kissed picture Annette! The summer suits you. So true about pets and door! Enjoy your moment. Thinking it might be time to start a shawl soon. X

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  2. So true... Thank you for sharing this post about family affairs. It's good to know that we're not the only ones.

    Best regards,

    Juffrouw Mier

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  3. What a lovely photo. Perfect in it's simplicity and so pretty. Debby.x

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  4. Hola Annette, me ha gustado tu entrada mucho, pues reflejas lo que es la vida dia a dia, pero lo mas bonito ha sido leer que te quedas con las cosas pequeñas, las cotidianas, estoy contigo , creo que son las que nos hacen felices
    Un besito amiga.

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  5. Very lovely. Thank you for this post, Annette. :)

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  6. Olá
    Lindo texto ...singelo,retratando de uma maneira muito sensível seu momento...parabéns !
    Bj
    Nilda

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  7. Happiness IS in the little things, and a wonderful thing when one knows and remembers it. Have a great day!

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  8. Quite right, we should count our blessings. Lovely to read all about yours.

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  9. I well remember that feeling of bliss in a quiet moment when all the children are happy and occupied and at peace with each other! You're so enjoying the peace sitting there in the sun tending your flowers.
    I'm looking forward to your Nordic Wrist Warmers pattern! Thanks for visiting me in Gruyères to admire the windows and enjoy the cream tea!

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  10. ...and I love your peasant blouse :)

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  11. A beautiful post Annette - always a blessing to stop and take stock of how much we have x Jane

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  12. A beautiful post Annette. Hold on to that feeling!!

    A Happy week!

    Madelief x

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  13. Que hermosa reflexión Annette,amar todo lo que se tiene...pues no es eso la felicidad.
    Me alegra saludarte,cariños inmensos.
    GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDEAS.

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  14. Hi Annette, What a beautiful story! So very recognizable :)
    Best wishes, Evie from Holland

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  15. What a wonderfull accomplishment it is to realise how blessed one is!! You worded it so well! These feelings overrule all kind of little pains etc. They are the most important. Thnx!
    Warm greeting from Holland :-).

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  16. What a lovely, lovely post. Just what I needed to read this morning.

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  17. Annette thank you for the inspiration to look at my life through new glasses I too think I can stop chasing the dream
    RaNae aka EweCreekCottage

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  18. How lovely it looks where you are still, like summer! We have the definite freshness of Autumn in the air here. I love your post though and the fact that your life is ordinary and that you can realise that that is the perfect life to have. I agree with you on that, I think I am a average person with an average life but I find that it makes me extraordinarily happy to be that way.

    S x

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Kärlek
Annette

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