I had a mommy break-down moment last night because Melody got in her “first fight.”
She’s in 1st grade.
It was simple first grade stuff. The “boys club” wouldn’t let her (the girl) get to the slide…however, she took the step to get to the slide anyway…the boys didn’t like that and told a boy to fight her.
I legit cried hearing how it “all went down” because my precious baby was standing there defending herself and mommy/daddy weren’t there to help her. We couldn’t tell the boy to stop, we couldn’t step in the middle and teach them to be nice, and we had never even taught Melody how to defend herself.
As I cried and snuggled Melody, she hopped off my lap and went to grab me a kleenex. When she came back in the room she said “it’s okay mom, I was fine.”
It wasn’t immediate, but later that night Jesus told me “yes, she is fine. This is why she has Me. Because you won’t always be there. Because daddy won’t always be there. Because the teacher won’t always see and the kids won’t always be nice. But I will always be there. I will defend her because ultimately she is MY precious daughter.”
And then it hit me: everything we have been teaching Melody is beginning to be put to use. All of those times I’ve told her “Melody, Jesus is always with you…even when you feel alone….” and last night I reminded her of that. Jesus is with you on the playground. He is with you in the cafeteria. He is with you when you’re in the back of the line and He’s with you when you’re in the front of the line. He’s with you when you’re taking tests and He’s with you when you’re speaking to the class.
I love you Melody Truth!
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6