Memories….of a Perfectly Ordinary Day

November 13, 2011

in Memories

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The numbers said it was an extraordinary day.

Waiting until the shadows were long, I headed out with my dog and my camera. I couldn’t let this once-in-a-lifetime day pass without a picture.

From my back yard I snapped this photo of the sunset:

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Stunning.  I should never take it for granted that I get to see sunsets like this all the time.

We, my Snickers and I, headed over to the field by the mill.  Of course, there were deer, one of whom was a little disconcerted to see a dog approaching:

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But this one seemed to care less about us (she should have been a little more concerned as the dog was off the leash at this point):

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And for reason (I suspect we pruned them late) the hydrangeas in our yard, which refused to bloom all summer, are now radiantly beautiful:

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Nothing extraordinary here – just an ordinary day. But so gorgeous.  And I don’t live in a war zone, with burned out buildings and no vegetation to be seen.  I have a beautiful home and family and a life of peace and beauty.  Am I blessed? Yes. But I am also grateful for the soldiers who defended my right to have such a life.  Thank you to all the vets who have given me a perfectly ordinary day.

“May the Lord bless you and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Marjorie

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