"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."I know I should have posted the new Thematic earlier tonight. I know I probably should have done a lot of other scheduled stuff before the sun went down.
But it was a windy day that segued into a windy evening, and after dinner, the kids went outside to fly their kite on the front lawn. We watched them play, Noah flailing the kite until the wind caught and held it above his head, Dahlia in her puppy-themed toque, making sure her little brother didn't wander onto the road.
After dinner, there was a walk to the store to get extra batteries for the tools in my toolbox I'd later need to hang our daughter's mirror. My wife and I turned it into a mini date-night, a rare few minutes alone under a threatening yet stunningly beautiful sky filled with fast moving, darkening clouds.
Back home, we carefully hung her mirror, my ladies quietly laughing at my ineptitude with power tools.
In the end, the mirror ended up right where it needed to be in the middle of her wall. A tired little man drifted off to sleep, followed not long after by his satisfied, much loved dog. It wasn't a big news night, just another evening in the life of our family, another small sliver of time stuffed with another chaotic assortment of activities.
Little things, on the surface. Big things to us.
Your turn: What does a little-big moment look like to you?