The Gift of an Ordinary Day

October 24, 2010

Not long ago a lovely friend and reader of this blog forwarded me a book trailer video I’ve since been eager to share with you all.  As the book in question has just been released in paperback, now seemed a good time.  The Gift of an Ordinary Day – A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison has been described by Family Circle magazine in the following way:

“This eloquent book is subtitled “A Mother’s Memoir” but that’s not giving Kenison’s chronicle of her sons’ increasing independence its full due. It’s also about longing and fulfillment, taking stock of failures and achievements, a search for the elusive “something more” of one’s existence—and a reminder that life’s seemingly mundane moments are often where we find beauty, grace and transformation.”

The promotional video of Katrina Kenison reading aloud from her book reminds me a great deal of  Kelly Corrigan’s videos for her books, The Middle Place and Lift.  That’s a good thing.  I suggest you pop out for a minute if you have to stock up on tissues and then settle in for a moving and poignant glimpse into The Gift of an Ordinary Day. If you’re seeking a trigger for good discussion and conversation at your book club I am certain any of these three titles will do the trick.

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One Response to “The Gift of an Ordinary Day”

  1. Alison Says:

    Oh my goodness that gets me every time. What a beautiful way to start my day (with a cry!). I miss my boys already everyday as I know what’s coming up. It’s amazing how Mothers the world over feel the same mamma bear protectiveness for our children. It’s just too darn fast. Remember when it seemed they would never grow and now we just want them to slow down. Oh how lucky we are to have them in the first place.


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