An Extraordinary Ordinary Life

Given the recent unrest in this world which gets more chaotic everyday…..along with my birthday earlier this month and other events in my life – it’s made me a bit reflective, nostalgic and introspective.  It leads me to sort of think about my place in this crazy, volatile world – and the incredible blessings God has bestowed upon me in my simple, quiet little life – one I very much take for granted.   I know I’m right where God would have me be at this stage of my life….and, sometimes, in the midst of all the “busy-ness” (though not often enough) I stop a minute and realize just how precious my ordinary life is.

My Ordinary Life

I’m an ordinary girl

With an ordinary life…

I’m an ordinary mom

And an ordinary wife


I live on an ordinary street

In an ordinary house

I have ordinary children

And an ordinary spouse


I’m extraordinarily grateful

For this ordinary life

Which brings extraordinary joy

To this mother and this wife

I see extraordinary things

In this ordinary-“ness”

For I know in my heart

I’m extraordinarily blessed…


For my ordinary children

Are extraordinary to me –

My ordinary spouse

The best a man could be –


A roof over my head…

An extraordinary thing

Food on the table

An extra blessing –


Let me never lose sight

Of these extraordinary gifts

In my ordinary life…

That I so greatly cherish

by Sheri Martin © 2012

4 comments for “An Extraordinary Ordinary Life

  1. Eva Williams
    September 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful family, and, yes, you should be proud and grateful. You are not, truly, ordinary. God has blessed you with such great decorating talent…a true gift from God!

  2. Susan
    September 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Loved your poem and insight. You are extraordinary to me.

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