A Rose

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Every once in a while, I find a poem, story, or essay that resonates with me.  This is one of them.  It gracefully reminds us to enjoy the amazing journey of our children’s growth and development.  Each child is unique and carries within them the glimmer of who they are soon to become.  I hope this speaks to you as it does to me.

A Rose

When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice that it is small, but we do not criticize it as “rootless and stemless.”  We treat it as a seed, giving it the water and nourishment required of a seed.  When it first shoots up out of the earth, we don’t condemn it as immature and underdeveloped; nor do we criticize the buds for not being open when they appear.  We stand in wonder at the process taking place and give the plant the care it needs at each stage of its development.  The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies.  Within it, at all times it contains its whole potential.  It seems to be constantly in the process of change; yet at each state, at each moment, it is perfectly all right as it is.It gracefully reminds us to enjoy the amazing journey of our children’s growth and development.  Each child is unique and carries within them the glimmer of who they are soon to become.  I hope this speaks to you as it does to me.

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