With our new set of routines (if you can call it that) and new things we are doing, its very easy to not see what’s really going on.
I usually ask Miss Ariel how her day at school went. She goes to a drop off Art and Science class with our church and gets to experience new people and learn new things. She and I both love it.
What she told me next blew me away.
“Mommy, there is a girl and she asked another girl if she could play, but that girl said no. I went over to her and asked her to play because I thought she was sad. She said yes. I even asked her what she wanted to play. [The new friend] found a ball and she threw it to me and then I threw it to her. Maybe she can come over and play with my princess dresses!”
Did you catch all that? My girl, the youngest and littlest baby girl saw that another girl was rejected by a potential friend and took the initiative to be thoughtful and friendly. Ariel didn’t even dominate what game they played [which she often does at home with her younger brothers].
My precious pumpkin was kind.
And a peacemaker.
My daughter was another girls hero.
To say I was proud would be an understatement. She put into practice everything I had been trying to teach her.
This quote came to mind.
Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid, that you forget you already have one. — Glennon Melton
I saw in motion that I already have a good child. Better than good, great. A great little person. Thank you Lord for this beautiful reminder.