“Let them be little, cause they're only that way for a while. Give them hope, give them praise, give them love, everyday. Let em cry, let em giggle, let them sleep in the middle. Oh just let them be little.” .
My heart is heavy tonight w/ the news that they found that precious, innocent baby girl, “Cupcake,” dead. To say it makes me literally physically sick is an understatement. .
Today, while I had the twins in the bath, Atticus kept wanting to get in. He ended up playing & basically climbing in, clothes & all, which is why you see him soaked, after having soaked everything in his immediate surroundings. All I could do was smile, laugh, COUNT MY BLESSINGS, and whisper a sincere, heartfelt “Thank you!” .
Tragedies such as this will always give you a shift in perspective. I’m beyond grateful for the little things, the things that may normally add to the chaos so much that it ends up getting to me, when really, it’s just a little boy (and a bathroom) covered in water. And he’s just doing what little boys do: playing. .
We must all remember how blessed we are to change those diapers, step on those blocks, get woken up in the middle of the night with a sick child, clean up the water, experience the tantrums, etc. .
All the little things that don’t really matter but we sometimes choose to stress about anyway - we gotta let that go, soak it up, and consider it a blessing.
Today, I’m gonna let mine be little, and enjoy the beautiful innocence & wonder of it all. After all, some parents have this option ripped away from them through senseless acts of pure evil. .
Y’all hug your babies even tighter tonight & remember the small stuff is just that: small. No use in sweatin’ it. Prayers, good vibes/energy, #love , & light to all the grieving parents out there who have had to bury a baby. It’s just not supposed to be this way. .
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