So, my oldest son is kind of shy, really smart, scrawny, long-legged, big-footed, not too popular and a bit awkward. He is me....so I identify with him.
The past few years of school have been kind of hard because of bullies. My son, whom I love, has come home many days, upset because that classmate said this or this classmate did that. Even children of friends have been an issue. Apparently, being friends with the momma or daddy doesn't always translate into the offspring being friends....but I digress.
Every time we have discussions about these others, my hubby and I always say the same...."We pray for them, we are friendly to them, and over all, we do the right thing."
Yes, it sucks sometimes. It hurts. It's not fair. But, God expects a certain behavior from us and that is what we will do.
FINALLY, after a few years of difficulties, my sweet boy received something that the class bully doesn't get. He received the Mustang of the Year award for our school.
This is a big deal for 2 reasons. First, it is very exclusive. There is only 1 boy and 1 girl chosen for ALL of kinder - 6th grade.....not 2 per class. Not even 2 per grade. Nope....2 for ALL of those children....between 800 and 900 children. Secondly, the Mustang and Lady Mustang of the Year are chosen by the teachers.
I finally had the chance to point out to my son that doing the right thing is seen and remembered.
THANK YOU, GOD for this wonderful reward.
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