My granddaughter and great grandson recently came for an all day visit. I was struck by the conscientious way this happy little toddler was cared for, so I took the opportunity to acknowledge the young mother's efforts. A small gesture on my part made a huge impact on this tired young woman. With a beaming countenance, she spent the entire day joyfully sharing her son with us.
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