Sometimes life happens in huge heaping leaps. It happens when you expect it: like having a baby or getting married or accepting a promotion or when a loved one dies. In these moments, you know that you're at the crossroads. You can look behind you at the life you've led - see what things have been, how things have been, who you've been, what you wanted. And you can look out before you at the life you're entering: see the things you want, see the plans you're making, see who is going to be sharing it with you.
And sometimes life happens in small moments, in the tiny things that are so incredibly small when they happen. You can't imagine that they will have any reaching affect on your life, but they do. Like the random conversation you have with a friend over lunch when he says that he's thinking of starting his own business (and you wind up working for him from home, part time), or the time you started talking to that cute guy at church (on the stairs, discussing Shakespeare and Lord of the Rings) - and you wind up MARRYING the cute guy. The small split second decisions, the inconsequential conversations, the times you turn right instead of left - these are the things that make up our lives.
I watch Bean change. She is growing up every second. I wonder what kinds of small things are going to happen that we'll be able to look back on and say Yes, that's when it started. That small moment. It changed everything.