I watch a little one four days of the week. I refer to him as Little A here online. No matter what mood he’s in, he always gives me hugs.
It’s so fun watching my kids interact with him. Seeing how they will become a bit more gentle around him and their arguments have less yelling as they have seen him get upset when they do that around him.
His smiles brighten my day on those days that he’s here. He loves having his picture taken and will point to my camera to ask me to get it out and take pictures of him. He makes me slow down and think about different things… the more important things of this life. Like eating and napping. He also reminds me of how awesome some things are. Take snow for example. I’m not a cold weather person in the first place, especially after the blizzard and being stuck inside for three days. Yesterday, it was snowing these big, huge flakes and my reaction was, “Ugh… more snow.” When he looked out the window and saw it, he clapped and smiled, pointed out the window and started Ooohing. Then today, as we were getting him into the van so I could take Jeremy to the train station, he played with some of the snow that was on the side of the van. You could see the awe in his face as he looked at it and touched it.
I need to slow down sometimes and look at the world the way he does. See the wonders that God made. It’s not always easy when it feels like the schedule is full, but it can be done. It needs to be done.
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31a