Welcome to Bigger Picture Moments! Taking time to revel in the simple moments that make up the bigger picture of our life!
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Fingers were pointed.
He did it!
No! She told me to!
I didn’t get mad. I didn’t snap. I didn’t scold. I gently reminded them that we can’t be picking the flowers or we wouldn’t have any to look at.
“Can you put them in my hair?” she asks me.
They were small, just the heads. Her thin hair was showing that it had been a long day spent running outside, sweaty, stringy. There wasn’t enough stem to stick behind her ears. At that moment her very crabby baby sister was climbing all over me and the cement stairs, she had already fallen and hit her head and was generally a wreck (it was almost dinner time). My head wanted to say no, it won’t work and be done with it.
“Sure honey, but I will have to braid it, can you go get a brush and rubber bands?”
I love braiding her hair. My mom didn’t know how to braid and she kept her hair and all of us girls hair short. I taught myself how to braid on my sisters Cabbage Patch Kid Cornsilk hair doll. I love being able to braid her hair. I don’t get to do it often because she doesn’t like sitting still, doesn’t like the pulling and prefers to keep her hair in a short bob.
With three girls in a small house growing up was loud with lots of emotions and yelling. My husband reminded me today that my future doesn’t have to include that. My past doens’t have to dictate my present, I can do things different.
So today I did. I didn’t scold. I didn’t say no.
And she wore flowers in her hair and I carried her beauty in my heart.
Simply saying yes, that's my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What's Yours?
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