Today I was handed a letter from my eldest daughter’s school teacher.
The after school childcare assistant who gave me the letter stated that her teacher had insisted it needed to be given to me in person today.
I was slightly perturbed.
The letter said that some children had said some upsetting things to my daughter and the teacher wanted to speak to me in the morning.
I asked my daughter about the incident. She was reluctant to do so, as is often the case when she has to tell me something. I gently cajoled her and finally she mouthed the unspeakable, too overwhelmed to utter the words out loud.
I was floored. My daughter and these boys are seven.
What on earth?
Immediately I called my ex to inform him of this horrible situation. I don’t usually contact him for anything, but my spirit felt as though my child was under attack. I don’t know what I was expecting my ex to do, as it is not like he is a man of God who could strengthen me with The Word or with prayer, but since he is the father of my children and this is his daughter too, I knew he had to be informed about this.
My heart aches for this broken world. Children are being exposed to and being brought up within environments where anything goes. I feel anger and despair towards the parents/carers of these young boys, what are these young children seeing and hearing to think it is ok to speak in such a way to anybody let alone a innocent seven year ago girl?
Generations upon generations of learnt behaviour spew over into the impressionable young lives of the next. Where does it end? When will it end?
My head throbs and my heart is heavy as I continue to cling with all that I am onto My Saviour.
‘I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.’