Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Nearby Park #ThankfulNovember2015

03 November 2015

Nearby Park #ThankfulNovember2015

Justin wearing one of my favorite onesies-
"Don't Scare Me! I poop easily!"
Day 3: I'm thankful we live within (safe) walking distance to a park. We walked to Aldi, the library, and the park. We were only at the park for 30 minutes; the first 20 or so minutes were enjoyable.

Unfortunately, Charis had one of her first life lessons of having her "best park friend" tell her, "Your not my friend anymore. Stop following me. I don't want to play with you." We left early because Charis started being emotional (understandably so) and crying.

At home, I held and hugged her. We read from Isaiah 53:
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crusted for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. (v. 3-5)
I told her that this passage is talking about Jesus. We hated and rejected him, and even though we hated him, he bore our griefs and died on the cross for the sin of His people. I went on to tell her that He was without sin. (Yes, she's heard this before, but I figured, it would be helpful to be reminded of it.) I told her when "friends" say those things, that she should pray to God for help and strength.

What are you thankful for today? How do you handle it when others are cruel to your children? Me, I'm emotionally spent right now.

In case you've missed the previous #ThankfulNovember2015 posts:


  1. Aw. That is so sad. I don't handle it well myself, but it sounds like you did a great job. Way to go! Hope her "friend" comes back around soon!

  2. so hard to see our littles get hurt...no matter how they get, but you handled it well momma.

  3. That's so sad, but I think you dealt with it really well.

  4. What a great idea for blog posts in the month of November!!! And super sad about your daughters friend :( Oh my the drama! Great way to pull in Jesus to her hard lesson!

  5. We are also very close to a playground, actually two! It's such a blessing to be able to enjoy a walk and then some time on a playground for both me and my kiddos. And I hear you on how the last segment of the trip is always a little stressful.


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