Sunday, February 27, 2005
This morning at church, I overheard a little girl say (about my sons), "Malachi looks so much like his big brother Daniel." Then the woman with the little girl replied, "Yes, he sure does. Let's hope he doesn't act like Daniel!"
Well, blogger family, how would you feel/what would you do or say? The preacher this morning preached right at me on this, and I've been praying since I heard it to forgive/forget it, but wow. I'm struggling with this. Nothing can hurt quite like someone speaking ill of your children. But keep me in your prayers on this one, because I don't want to harbor ill feelings or to let it steal my joy.
And I had been so excited to get to go to church this morning . . .
BTW, I was born in Houston and my family attended West University. I went to Westbury Preschool from '78 thru '80, I think.
Thanks for the sympathy, though. : )
Cheers! : )
It doesn't sound like something she'd put a great deal of thought into -- sounds like she was just speaking off-the-cuff. And since it wasn't intended for your hearing in the first place, try to put it out of your mind. I will pray for your peace.
And remember, you know your son much better than she possibly could.
I feel for you b/c this is a struggle for me. I can't stand the thought of anyone not liking me. I can't imagine what it will be like when my children are old enough to have people not like them.
What has helped me over the past few years is to think that God made us all very different. We are naturally going to like some people's much more than others. If I feel that way, other people feel that way about me. You can't be all things to all people.
I am sorry that you overheard this conversation and I pray for peace for you.