Little things can be Big things.
Isaac lost his balloon today.
He snuck outside with it and let it go.
All I heard was a loud scream.
The kind of scream you hear when you think this might be the time you have to call an ambulance.
How do I react?
Several years ago, I would have just said, “Oh well.” It’s just a balloon.
But today, I remembered what my husband always says, “Those little things are Big things in their little world.”
It got me thinking about how I would feel if I lost something that was so wonderful and special to me.
I made a quick decision.
I ran outside, and lifted him up.
We watched it go high in the sky.
He was still sad.
I asked him if he wanted me to take some pictures of him with Jex’s balloon.
He said, “YES!!”, with a smile.
You see it is always important if I want to take a picture of it.
We had a balloon photo shoot.
Here he is. You can still see the remnants of the tears on his cheeks.
He couldn’t wait to look at the pictures I had taken.
Once we came inside, we talked about what happened.
He was really concerned.
Jex’s balloon wasn’t good enough anymore.
He wanted to know what happened to his.
“It went high in the sky.” I said.
“It went to evan?, he asked.
“Yes, it went to heaven.”
“To live with Jesus?” he said.
Then with tears in both our eyes he asked, “Will he hold it for me?”
“Yes Isaac, he will hold it for you.”
The he skipped off to the couch and asked me to take more pictures.
He seemed pleased to think that his balloon might be with Jesus.
I am so happy that I took the time today.
This little balloon really was a big part of his life.
It became a big part of mine as I was able to share this tender
moment with my sweet little boy.
Take the time to remember that little things just might
be a big thing. Not just with children, but with our adult loved ones as well.