Wednesday, December 05, 2007

My little girl

Shanna has had a tough week. It seems that she is getting old enough to experience gossip and kids not being nice. My heart aches for her. Everyone has been through it, but as a parent, all you want to do is protect your kids from everything hurtful. Through her 7 years, I feel that I have done a pretty good job keeping her safe and happy and making sure her needs are met. But, this is something so different. I try to teach her how to deal with the situations that have been hurtful to her so that the next time, hopefully it won't hurt as bad. But, I remember being little and telling myself "sticks and stones..." and it still hurting. She is so sweet and sensitive. It kills me to look into those deep blue eyes and see pain.

On a positive note, a much needed boost came in the mail today. She was picked as a good student in her class and will be honored at an assembly on Friday morning. Then she'll get to eat with her principal on the stage at lunch time. They have these assemblies twice a month, and they pick two kids from each class to recognize. She was so excited when I showed her the letter. It was the perfect day for it to come. We are having a special dessert to celebrate!

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