Wednesday, May 29, 2013

it's the little things

Some days can start off feeling like raising kids just takes, takes, takes.
Takes your time, your patience, your energy, your everything...
But in the littlest of moments I am quickly brought back to all that they have to give.
Like the sweet smile that came over Owen's face when he saw a rushing river for the first time recently.
{we were on a walk...just the two of us}
And like the moments today...when we ate lunch outside and Hazel wandered freely in the yard.
She picked a leaf and brought it back saying gently, "Mama."
It was for me.
Then there was another, and a little twig. a weed. a stick. and another stick. and yet another.
Each one brought to me by loving little hands with the word "mama" dripping off her lips.
It was all for me.
Little gifts of nature. Little gifts of love.

Fitting that later I read the following quote while on Pinterest:

"When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It might be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you." ~Dean Jackson

My cup runneth over...

Till next time...
~Alice W.