The Gift of An Ordinary Day

The Gift of An Ordinary Day

A Mother's Memoir

Book - 2009
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Grand Central Pub
The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

Baker & Taylor
The author of Mitten Strings for God invites mothers to rediscover the joys of everyday family life and the challenges of letting go of grown children, in a personal account that describes her older son's departure for college and her memories of shared times in their small New England community.

Hachette Book Group
The Gift of an Ordinary Day is an intimate memoir of a family in transition-boys becoming teenagers, careers ending and new ones opening up, an attempt to find a deeper sense of place, and a slower pace, in a small New England town. It is a story of mid-life longings and discoveries, of lessons learned in the search for home and a new sense of purpose, and the bittersweet intensity of life with teenagers--holding on, letting go.

Poised on the threshold between family life as she's always known it and her older son's departure for college, Kenison is surprised to find that the times she treasures most are the ordinary, unremarkable moments of everyday life, the very moments that she once took for granted, or rushed right through without noticing at all.

The relationships, hopes, and dreams that Kenison illuminates will touch women's hearts, and her words will inspire mothers everywhere as they try to make peace with the inevitable changes in store.

Baker
& Taylor

Invites mothers to rediscover the joys of everyday family life and the challenges of letting go of grown children, in a personal account that describes the author's older son's departure for college and her memories of shared times in their small New England community.

Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780446409483
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 KENIS

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GummiGirl
Mar 11, 2011

A memoir of transitions, as the author moves to a new home and copes with her sons' growing up. Inspiring at times and comforting throughout, with nice descriptions of rural New Hampshire.

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