“I realized at the start that whether a child is biological or adopted, one does not know all the ingredients in the package. That is what growth is all about. A child is the slowest flower in the world, opening petal by petal, revealing the developing personality within.”
What a beautiful quote. Yes, children are slow to mature, but how wonderful that slow journey is. Actually, I don't think it's that slow of a journey. No truer statement has been made than the, "The days are long, but the years are short".
It is amazing to watch that little person's personality develop. Sometimes you sit back in awe of the person they are becoming and are so proud. And sometimes you sit up, take notice and fear what they may turn into!
They are ever changing. They want to keep solid routines, doing the same thing at the same time over and over again, all the while they are constantly changing both inside and out.
Everyday we witness a miracle. Everyday we get to view this delicate flower opening petal by petal. And we are so much the richer for it.