My daughters class is full of life. Do you remember your 5Th grade?
Boy, I wonder some days how in the world did I ever become what I have become, and then I think of my childhood days, "I sure have learned a lot!"
Back then, I did a lot of stuff that I am not proud of, but I want to share this with you.
I remember growing up, seeing special children, and staring at them. The school we were at, they went to recess the same time as my class. On this day, I remember walking out with my coat on, then looking over my shoulder, I noticed a special child who had fallen outside.
What was I to do? I looked around to see if anyone would go to help. Nobody did.
This poor soul was freezing on the ground, with no coat, and wet from the ice, she was looking for a friend, someone to help her up.
I look away pretending like I didn't see her, I then shouted at my friends as I was trying to catch up with them.
Later I saw her crying, I felt horrible, but I didn't have the courage to stand out.
To this day I regret it, I learned from it, and have taught my children to stand out.
Now let me share this with you..
Aanya I have to admit, not only is she beautiful, she is popular, and a leader.
Her teacher told me this...
"I am so impressed with your daughter.. Every once in awhile I check on the kids outside, But this day I noticed something.
On this day there was a bunch of kids walking down the side walk, and on the other side was a special child. I thought that I would have to go help this situation, because rarely this situation doesn't end good.
This special person, grabbed hold of a girl in this group, the girl got upset, and started to be not so nice. As I started to walk, I saw your daughter merge from the group, put herself in front of the two, talk to each of them, and hug the special child.
I was impressed, and thought I better stay out there for the rest of recess, as I kept a watch, Do you want to know what I saw?
I saw the group of friends leave Aaanya and the special girl, the two of them stood their for a minute, and then the two of them went for a walk alone.
Do you want to know what I saw next? I saw one girl start to walk with them, and then another, and another and so on, until their probably the whole 5Th grade walking with this special child."
Guys I was so happy with my child that she truly sees everyone as a child of God and nothing else.
Aanya STANDS OUT!
Learning to love people as they are, is the hardest lesson the church tries to teach us, I know for a fact that I am not perfect, but a lesson from my daughter has helped me to understand better, not the age, not the rich, not the poor, nor the good or bad.....
We are all Children of God.
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