I must have been in search of a good cry when I sought out this clip today. Over the years, I have listened to this beautiful, tender reading many times and it always makes me ache to snuggle with my long ago wee ones.

 

Read by author, Katrina Kenison, “The Gift of an Ordinary Day”, is her heartfelt reflection on parenthood. She taps the tenderness of parental emotions as our babies grow, mature and go out into the world.

 

I hold close these days, too. I feel the gratitude for the gift of parenting and the powerlessness of it seemingly slipping away.

 

I feel it all – I mourn for what has passed, I cherish today in the moment with them, but I am also excited to see them emerge as adults and the exciting life that comes with it.