Monday, March 12, 2007

You're UGLY

Another life lesson for one of our boys this week...

Mason was placed in a situation where some other children said some cruel things. "Your haircut looks bad," and "You're UGLY!" stomped on his little heart.

He started the Sunday morning crying at church, but was afraid to tell us why. He held it all in until we returned home that afternoon.

Reid listened and shared with Mason that he was made in the image of God, and beautiful in His sight. Reid and Mason talked for a LONG time and Mason was a different child when he emerged from the room. Reid had spoken TRUTH into him and gave him back the confidence the cruel words had taken away.

Oh, we want to protect our children from the cruelty in the world. Sadly, I am learning that they will not always be shielded. Although difficult, how thankful we can be for these learning experiences. These are molding him into a young man with compassion and understanding.

I am so thankful to have a husband who teaches TRUTH when circumstances like these arise. Instead of telling a Mason to reply with another insult, Reid is using it as an opportunity to impart wisdom and understanding into a young heart. Instead of shrugging it off, Reid is taking the time to listen.

How thankful I am to have such a wonderful husband and father to our boys!

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