Day Two of the A to Z challenge. Last night in my bed, I went through a list of potential B words for today's post. The word that kept circling back to me is "blossom," thanks to my wonderful Mom.
"A child will blossom in his or her own time."
When I'm worried about one of my kids struggling, my Mom will share that lovely thought with me. It has been 14 years since she first comforted me with that belief. I don't worry about my kids reaching developmental milestones in a certain time frame. I don't measure where my kids stand academically or emotionally compared to the "average" child. If you let yourself patiently wait for your child to blossom, they will surprise you with the beauty and strength and individuality that surfaces right before your eyes.
All of my 4 kids have blossomed in different areas in their own unique ways. No cookie cutter kids here or anywhere. Think of this beautiful world filled with kids (and I'll add grownups too) who are blossoming anew naturally and individually. That's the kind of garden to make you smile. Happy Saturday!