How can something so small change everything?
It’s a question I’m asking myself because life as I’ve known it has been permanently altered by a tiny baby being born….my grandson! This little guy with perfect fingers, soft hair, and a cute nose has made most everything else fade into the background. My priorities have changed and things I used to think were important aren’t now. My heart is overflowing! Yes, one gaze upon this small miracle has forever redefined who I am. I am still a daughter, sister, woman, teacher, friend, wife, and mother, but now for the first time I am “Mimi”! All the paths I’ve traveled have been leading me to this destination. I’ve had no map. It’s been a journey of hard lessons, great happiness, accomplishments, disappointments, adventure, heartache, forgiveness, and strong love. Step by step, climb by climb, slips, slides, and sometimes by just hanging on for dear life I’ve gotten to this place of overwhelming joy. He is my child’s child. She, who I held in my arms, now holds the future in hers. The depth of emotion I’m experiencing leaves me breathless and my prayers for them roll down my cheeks.
I know I’m not alone. Maybe you are also a new grandparent or parent with a wee bundle of your own. Maybe a minute spot on an X-ray has changed everything. Maybe a tiny seed of friendship has grown to true love. Maybe a still, small voice has guided you on a new path. Small things DO change our world. I’m reminded now more than ever that God knew the effect of small things when he sent his Son, a tiny baby to change all of us. What a gift! Perfect little hands that would one day be nailed to a cross. A miracle that would redefine who we could be and change our priorities. A life’s beginning who’s journey would be full of overflowing forgiveness and great love. I look at the world around me now and I wonder what the future holds for my precious grand baby. I don’t know of course, but what a comfort to know that He, the creator of all small things holds it and us safely in His arms and THAT changes everything!