Friday, January 14, 2011
Today started last night. I have been praying for a friend who's mom died last night. This women was very sick, they have been expecting it. But I can not imagine it ever being easy to say goodbye to your parents. By God's grace I still have both my parents. I hope I can hold on to them for awhile. I have a birthday card my dad drew, and my mom wrote me last year. It has 49 hearts and it says I've been loved for 49 years, and that I will always be loved. I'm so blessed because I know this is true. I really know it! It's not so clear for others. In fact the doubt can really cripple people. I went to speak with Sarah's teacher today. Sarah is smart and the reading and math are fine. That's the good news. The bad news is she will fall apart at the smallest correction, or criticism. She carries so much fear of rejection. She needs some counseling. You can not walk through life fearing to make a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes...we all do. But Sarah (who was adopted from China at the age of 4) acts like you do not love her if you correct her. So we need to address this. Somehow she needs to know emotionally that she will always be loved...every day of her life...forever!