Self-Care Tip #175 – Remember Love.
Yesterday was my son’s birthday and today we partied over him.
How old are you?
He looks at his fingers and sees how many come up before he answers,
Four. I’m four!
Right now, he feels really big. He blows his lid if anyone says otherwise. And because he’s never been above the bottom twentieth percentile on the growth curve, and because he’s four years old and the youngest of three, and because he’s so small, when he says, “I’m big!” looking serious over, yet under you with his bottle cap eyes, it’s really hard to keep straight. But more often I do …until he loudly says,
I love you the whole day, Mommy! The whole day! You are my friend!
Then it’s over for me. I can’t stay off of him. He’s just too beautiful. His open forwardness humbles me and I remember that it’s Love that makes us great. It’s Love that brings us to our knees. It’s Love, more than this stack of years, inches and knowledge that makes my son bigger than me when I forget Love. He doesn’t. He’s just too small to. Four years of Love is big.
Questions: What has helped you remember Love lately? What has made you feel bigger than your own self? Please tell me your story.