Extraordinary Ordinary

Life’s simple pleasures come in the ordinary, especially when someone is intentional about eking extra good out of what’s in front of them. (After my sniffling momma post on Wednesday, I’m thinking I need to embrace the joys of the good days, not just wallow in “those” days.)

Extraordinary happened for me the end of July when Sam played a double-header. Jerry didn’t have to work until later in the day and got to come to the first game.

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While the boys warmed up, he took my hand and led me on an adventure.

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The games were played at Chatfield High, which is in the greater SW Denver area, close to the foothills. Just a few steps behind the school lay a golf course, tennis courts, and a soccer field. But best of all was an untamed area, wilder than my treks through the neighborhood with foliage more desert plain than what I’d enjoyed in the mountains.

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It sung its own song, and despite prickly flowers and dry earth, we found much beauty (and a tennis ball and two golf balls, but that’s another story.)

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As usual, I was especially drawn to the yellows,

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pinks, and purples.

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But even the dry browns held a unique artistry.

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Our walk was brief, but the long, repeated flights of stairs back to the ball field made me feel I’d earned my lunch.

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Working movement into our day was only part of the importance of this snapshot of living. It was really about grabbing hold of a little bit of life, a fleeting moment that could just as easily have been lost as I sat bored, waiting for the next game to start.

Instead my hubby invited me on a mini-date. We admired God’s creation. We held hands. We were together. We saw something new.

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4 thoughts on “Extraordinary Ordinary

  1. Sheila Stacy August 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Loved the blog, and the pics!!

    • Paula Moldenhauer August 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm Reply

      So glad, Sheila! Would love to hear about an ordinary extraordinary moment in your week!

  2. Rosemary August 24, 2013 at 5:29 am Reply

    This was absolutely beautiful Paula…You out did yourself on this one. Loved it!!! 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer August 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm Reply

      Yay! Thank you! and how about you? Do you have an extraordinary ordinary moment to share?

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