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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Caring Heart: Celebrate Curiosity

Celebrating Curiosity

I love his curiosity!  Oh, sometimes the endless questions seem likely to drive me crazy, it's true.  And, when he thinks he knows it all because of something he has read, or seen, or heard, give me patience. Stop me from bursting his bubble, so very fragile. Let me celebrate that curiosity that makes him an eager sponge, ready to soak it all in.  Eager to know how it works, why it moves, what it's made of, how to build one, and on and on.  Thank you,Lord, for curiosity.  It is the sign of a growing mind.  It is a healthy, joyful thing.  It is so truly wondrous to watch him keep filling the mind with information. To watch his exploring mind try on new ideas and attitudes, even when they may be challenging.  Thank you, Lord, for minds that can grow and change and explore.  Not every child is granted that blessing.  Whether through birth, or biology, or illness, or accident, not every child gets to grow and explore their intellect.  Thank you for the blessing of a curious mind!

Excerpted from "The Caring Heart Speaks: Meditations for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents" by Gail Underwood Parker   Artwork by Anna Parker David from the book cover.

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