|Even with purple, ill fitting teeth, I love this girl!|
From the moment we have our babies, we desire for them to have the best and be the best. We automatically go to thoughts of "WOW, this baby could make a HUGE difference someday!" We raise them with the values and morals that, we believe, Jesus wants them to have. We want our kids to obey and honor us, their parents, but want them to obey and honor Jesus even more. Jesus doesn't just want you to be "nice" to everyone, He wants you to "love" everyone. The "love" part is much harder to do than the "nice" part.
I had enough of this last weekend. At our dinner time, I announced that I am going to call this girl's parents and discuss this situation with them. My husband quickly said that was not the best way to go (I was once again reminded why God gave Tim to me..he balances me so well). One of Reagan's sisters said "I am NOT going to toilet paper their house the next time I DO NOT go out after dark" Again, Tim shot this idea down too. We left the table with heavy hearts.
Later, I walked in on Tim and Reagan talking. He told her that there is always going to be kids like this girl in Reagan's life. Reagan needs to learn how to handle these type of people. He confided that there are people like that in his life and also in my life. THEY ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE. If we let them, these people will steal our joy just because they see it hurts us and that makes them feel better. I later talked with her and told her that while we need to be friendly to everyone, we do not need to be friends with everyone. We always need to be nice to everyone. Who we have as friends matters because our friends have an immense influence on what we do and say.
|Such an amazing little girl!|