Last Sunday was a fairly ordinary day.  We had a family lie in, cups of tea watching Milkshake in bed.

My husband went for a run, whilst me and O went to our weekly Toddler Sense class.

Later on hubby went to watch the football whilst I popped round to see my mum who was looking after my nephew.

Nothing exciting,  an ordinary Sunday.

For one family, just two streets away from where I was sitting drinking a cup of tea with my mum, this was not a ordinary Sunday. Nothing would ever be normal again.

Sometimes ordinary can seem a bit dull. A bit boring, but it should never be underestimated. With ordinary you know where you’re at, you know what to expect and more importantly you know everyone is safe.

We should never take ordinary for granted.

The Reading Residence
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  1. Iona@Redpeffer
    November 7, 2014 / 10:27 am

    You’re right, ordinary is not to be underestimated at all.
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  2. November 7, 2014 / 10:29 am

    Definitely agree with you! Ordinary is good and it also reminds us to take pleasure in the “small joys” and this includes everything that is ordinary. #wotw.
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  3. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    November 7, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    🙁 Definitely so true. Ordinary is where the most is. xxx
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  4. Rebecca ClearlyBex Bodkin
    November 7, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Ordinary is something which is peaceful and calm, something to be cherished and enjoyed. I hope the other family are ok though. x
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  5. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    November 7, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    I would give a lot just so I can have chat with my Mother right about now. Your ordinary is the most priceless ordinary =) #wotw
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  6. November 7, 2014 / 1:38 pm

    You are so right. Ordinary is reassuringly safe, and I’m sure there are many people every day wishing for their ordinary existence back after catastrophe strike x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
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  7. November 8, 2014 / 10:01 am

    You’re so right — some people would give anything for a little piece of ‘ordinary’. People in war torn countries, abusive relationships, couples trying desperately to conceive, the homeless… the list of people who would swap their lives — in a heartbeat — for someone else’s nice, ‘ordinary’ life.

    And, as you say, sometimes when tragedy strikes and devastates our own ordinary lives, we would give anything to have things back, just as they were before.
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  8. Notmyyearoff
    November 9, 2014 / 9:15 am

    So so true. I think we sometimes forget the very lovely moments in those ordinary routines and when we do realise it, we realise we’re so lucky. Lovely post x

  9. November 9, 2014 / 9:57 am

    There is something wonderful in ordinary that’s for sure, it’s comforting and reassuring!! I don’t know what happened to that family but being taken away from ordinary is definitely a scary thing!
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  10. cariemay
    November 9, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Oh so very true – there’s something very wonderful in the ordinary and normal – I hope your neighbours are ok.
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  11. November 9, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Oh Jo that doesn’t sound good, I hope everything is ok. And I completely agree with you I wouldn’t swap our ordinary for anything. Since becoming a parent I feel a heightened sense of fear and life is too short- we are so lucky to be here and ordinary is something that I treasure.
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  12. Natalie {Little Jam Pot Life - blog}
    November 10, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    completely agree, hope you’re ok. its the little things that occupy a huge space in our hearts x
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