Small = BIG
I don't know about you but having a baby has made my world very small. Small hands, small toes, small meals, small moments, small amounts of time between naps, small things I can accomplish in a day. It all seems small right now. My world feels small, who I talk to and care for every day, is small. It's beautiful but there is a real challenge in a day full of small things, small accomplishments and little moments.
It can make us feel alone, isolated even. This world of small people and small things, and even smaller visible accomplishements. It's hard, it's a great sacrifice as well as a great joy. "The struggle is real," I say often. So in the sea of all these little moments, think of the bigger things you are accomplishing. Don't forget that you have been honored with this great task, this great gift of motherhood. You are the exact right person to raise and build up your babies.
So head into this day and your week, whether full of small people, or going off to work and then coming home to your little one. Whether your day feels productive or a complete disaster, remember that small is BIG, that little is IMPORTANT, and that you are building a foundation on which your littles can have the courage to take on a whole world of scary and be boldly brave. You give them that courage in these little moments. You provide for them a great leaping off point for all the big moments of their lives. You are building a lifetime of BIG in the small moments of wiping away their tears, wiping their face and noses. You are setting them up for love and laughter as you hug and cuddle and "Ooo" and "Aww" over their little gifts. You are making a whole world of difference in all these little things you do. So treasure your little people and your little moments as best as you can admist all you are facing and juggling. Take a moment to breath in the baby smell, and delight in the little hands that hug you around the middle. Smile and and laugh at the silly, crazy, and messy because you are building something great.
THE LITTLE THINGS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE!