These Small Hours

One of the things my family did over the long weekend was have a movie night. We watched “Meet the Robinsons” (again). I love that movie. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a little boy who remains in an orphanage for years and years, longing for a family, facing one disappointing interview after another. I won’t go through the entire movie, but I will tell you there is a happy ending. There a song in that movie called “Little Wonders”. I pink fuzzy heart that song.

I get overwhelmed by life sometimes; by all the “things to do” that never seem to all get done, the day to day grind, trying to live up to a standard I will never achieve. And while I am incredibly, inexplicably fortunate in so many ways, still there are disappointments; things that “could have been” that never will be. But I am beginning to truly understand that life is more about the moments, the small hours. And when I’m feeling sorry for myself (completely unjustifiably, I might add), I remember all the small hours, where my heart resides.

Little Wonders
Let it go,
Let it roll right off your shoulder
Don’t you know
The hardest part is over
Let it in,
Let your clarity define you
In the end
We will only just remember how it feels

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders,
These twists & turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours,
These small hours still remain

Let it slide,
Let your troubles fall behind you
Let it shine
Until you feel it all around you
And i don’t mind
If it’s me you need to turn to
We’ll get by,
It’s the heart that really matters in the end

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders,
These twists & turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours,
These small hours still remain

All of my regret
Will wash away some how
But i can not forget
The way i feel right now

In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists & turns of fate
These twists & turns of fate
Time falls away but these small hours
These small hours, still remain,
Still remain
These little wonders
These twists & turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These little wonders still remain


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20 Responses to “These Small Hours”

  1. BeckeyZ May 28, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    >I love that movie…and the song. I bought it and downloaded it onto my mp3 player as soon as I heard it in the movie.

    When I’m having a bad day at work and I’m beating myself up about one thing or another, I put that song on repeat and listen to it over and over until I get out of my funk.

    Thanks for sharing it here with us. ((((((Katdish))))))

  2. Billy Coffey May 28, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    >I’m downloading this song, too. Rob Thomas is awesome.

    Life really can be overwhelming sometimes, can’t it? I guess that’s why God’s given us our small hours, to keep us from getting lost along the way.

  3. Helen May 28, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    >I never saw the movie. I am now planning to rectify that eventually.
    This is the first time I heard the song. It is lovely.

  4. Funnyrunner May 28, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    >Hi – visiting your blog by following a link to a recent new follower of mine. I haven’t seen the movie yet… but love the song and love what it’s about. We do need reminders here and there about it, don’t we?

  5. Beth May 28, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    >I guess I need to watch this movie sometime! I’m afraid I’ll cry too much for something animated, though. I do like that song a lot. Good ol’ Rob… (I like to pretend I’m friends with a lot of famous people)

    I am easily overwhelmed pretty often. I think over the past couple years I’m finally realizing that all I am responsible for is to follow God faithfully with the small things I’m supposed to do this very minute and hour and over time it starts adding up to be a big thing.

    On a random note, one of the names I always have called my kids when they were tiny was “Little Wonder.”

  6. Nick the Geek May 28, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    >Good movie. Skipping it isn’t nearly as bad as never having watched the Princess Bride though, Candy.

    Hey BeckyZ,

    I was looking all over for your “hiding behind the camera” avatar the other day. I was talking about excellence in creativity and wanted to show my Young Adults your blog. Oh well.

  7. Annie K May 28, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    >How did I miss that movie? Most definitely need to check it out.

    And I’m with you Katdish. Life is just too overwhelming. If I had my way, I’d live in the woods with a life-size chia pet.

  8. jasonS May 28, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    >Great movie and song. We have adopted kids so it may be a little more emotional for me, but I’m a big softy anyway. The picture in my bathroom says, “We do not remember days. We remember moments.” Great reminders!

    Thanks, Katdish.

  9. Tony York May 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    >uhgg.. it erased my response… so now I get to type it again.

    There are many times that I am seeking some small hours in order to let some of the things go that I think are important that really aren’t.

    I believe I saw this cartoon.. it had a large dinosaur with little arms.. funny.

  10. Peter P May 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    >Great post Katdish.

    I love your blog!

  11. Stacey May 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    >Love the movie.
    Love the song.
    Love Rob Thomas.
    Love Katdish!

  12. Anne L.B. May 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    >I may not seem the type, but I can be humiliatingly susceptible to a pity-party. We all sure need these words.

  13. Leslie May 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    >Beautiful post- I like this sentimental (dare I say, mushy?) you. And I just love love love that song. Bawl EVERY time.


  14. God May 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    >Dear Kat,

    I love this post, I love that movie, I love you. Not in that order.

    Seriously, though, this movie always makes me cry. Every time the T-Rex starts flailing his little arms around (“I have a big head and little arms!”), or when they suddenly flash up that picture of Magnum P.I., I laugh so hard a tear or two comes out. That’s what you meant by getting teary-eyed, right?



  15. Jeff May 28, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    About a month and a half ago I realized that the already bad hearing in my left ear was getting worse. Worse in fact, to the point of not really being able to hear 3/4 of most of the conversations that go on during any of our set up and tear down times for C3.

    Things sort of culminated this Sunday when I plugged my guitar into that fancy little sound system of ours, gave it a strum and couldn’t tell if it was “on” or “off.”

    So yesterday I gave in a went to a doc, fearing the inevitable “Jeff, the damage you experienced as a child has progressed.” Instead, I was told, “there’s fluid behind your ear drum in the middle ear.”

    Did you know that they can drain your ear?

    So, today I sat in a meeting with a friend, positioned directly to his right, and I realized that I was listening with my left ear, which will never be perfect, but is much better.

    I can’t remember the last time I so appreciated hearing someone’s voice…

    “But i can not forget
    The way i feel right now

    In these small hours…”

    Thanks for another great post, Kat.

  16. sherri May 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    >I’ve never seen this movie, but I loved the song. I cry easily, so I’m certain I would bawl…like the big baby I am.

  17. Erin May 29, 2009 at 8:55 am #

    >I guess I’m a bit of an odd man out here as I do NOT like the movie and my children are not allowed to see it. Ever if I can avoid it. It has really bad adoption themes in it and since my kids are adopted I need to shelter them from that type of stuff. They have a healthy open adoption, and this movie portrays something opposite. Especially for children who have spent time in orphanages (which mine haven’t)

  18. JML May 30, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    >Great post. I’m learning more and more than ministry isn’t nearly as much teaching as it is encouragement. Of course, you need to throw the threat of hell in there every now and again, but that’s just fun. Again, great post, it was nice to read!!!!

  19. katdish May 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    >JEFF! Dude, that’s awesome. Oh, why am I talking to you here? I’m gonna call you.

    Erin – I suppose you’re right about the adoption themes in this movie. I suppose I never really gave them much thought, but I LOVE that song. I really do.

    Awesome God.

    Jake – you crack me up.

  20. The Homefront May 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    >I followed here from Billy’s blog, but I think I’m officially addicted (I must be, I just read that Twitter post! lol)

    I *loved* “Meet the Robinsons”…and being a Rob Thomas fan, I listened to the song via special features music video several times in a row. But I’m obsessive and time-happy like that. 😉

    Really enjoying the blog, thanks! 🙂

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