Recently, an assignment came home from one of our children for parents to recall a time in school, just something to share with our child about when we were in school.
For some reason, I remembered the time when I was in 7th grade when we were switching classes. Some of the boys were picking on a kid for “being so dumb” in math. On any other day, I wouldn’t have said anything, chuckled under my breath, or even joined in. But, on this particular day, I told the boys to knock it off and leave him alone. In that moment, I didn’t understand why I said what I said. Later, I realized the Holy Spirit worked through me to stand up for doing what
Today, as I recall this moment in my life, I sll feel tears well up in my eyes and wish I would have done or said something much sooner, but I didn’t. Yet, I believe that was a turning point in my life to see all people as God’s children.
I think, as a parent, I can be snippy when it comes to doing a “mom and dad assignment”. This one gave me an opportunity to talk to my child about a lesson I learned in life and maybe got them thinking about what they would do in a similar situation.