52: Grace to See

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Most parenting moments are mundane:  dishes washed, diapers changed, tantrums managed, books read for the hundredth time.  In the midst of the busyness, the noise and the chaos, it is easy to lose sight of your child's personhood, the beauty of her unique mind and heart.  But every now and then, something makes you stop, slow down, and see, really see. You tell your three year-old to set the table and come back to find she's created "house napkins" for everyone.  You turn around and realize that while your one year old may be pulling all the toys out of the dollhouse, she understands that babies should sit in shopping carts.  They really are amazing, these little people.  It is easy for me to forget; it is grace when I can see.