Thursday, November 12, 2009
When your heart breaks for your children....
I don't know if anyone even reads my blog but as a parent it is so hard when your child is hurt. This evening we kind of had our first experience of I am sure many hurt feelings. We had taken Lillie and one of her little school friends to the park and on the way back to drop off her little friend the little girl proceeds to tell Lillie that tomorrow night is her birthday party and that it is a sleep over. She also tells her that only four people have been invited and those are people she knows really well and she just didn't know Lillie really well. Keeping in mind that the two play after school every day and have since two weeks before school began. I could see it in Lillie's face that she of course was hurt. She kept looking out the window as if she wasn't affected by what she had just heard but as a mom I knew her little heart was breaking as was mine. When the little girl exited the car Lillie started crying pretending there was another reason she was upset. Me being her mom, wanted to fix things and was trying desperately to think of someone that we could invite over to spend the night, but at five most people just aren't ready for their children to spend the night at other people's houses. So I just sit in pain aching for my precious little girl. She has fallen asleep but I know this is just the beginning of seeing and feeling things like this. I just wish I could protect her from this but I know I can't. It makes me realize the deep love that I have for her and I am very grateful for that, but I pray for strength as she gets older to know how to handle situations like this.
Posted by Mrs. Colleen Ford at 5:52 PM