Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jesus doesn't care....why would I?

So I set out to do a good deed with my child last night. I set out to teach him something about being a good friend, a good person, and a good classmate. I set out to teach him something. And do you know what happened? First off he already knew what I was trying to teach him. And secondly he ended up showing me what it means to follow Jesus.

Elliot has a classmate that just recently had to get glasses. Well I didn't realize that you can already be teased for such things in first grade but apparently you can. So his little buddy has been having a rough time of it at school. After experiencing the situation first hand and then talking to the little boys mom I thought I should probably talk to Elliot about it. I didn't think he was part of the problem, however I wanted to make sure he was being a good buddy.

So here is how the conversation went....

Me- Elliot is your buddy having a hard time with his glasses?
Elliot- Some of my friends tease him.
Me-(The question I wasn't sure I wanted the answer to) Have you been teasing him?
Elliot- No way Mom it hurts his feelings you know.?
Me-I know Elliot, but how do you feel about his glasses?
Elliot-(The reply I will never forget)Mom Jesus doesn't care about glasses why would I?
Elliot- And plus Mom I want to be just like Jesus.

Needless to say I stopped the conversation for two reasons, one because I was crying and two because somehow he is already learning to follow Jesus in a way that I only hope that I do.

I wish it was so easy as an adult to have that type of faith, that matter of fact faith. To be so untainted by the world that your faith can be as simple as it should be. I am so thankful for this little boy his heart is amazing, he teaches me daily how to be the person I want to be!

I know I haven't had many pics lately I will try to get some this weekend.


Julie said...

Your son is the sweetest! What a good mom you have been to him to have influenced him so greatly and so positively. Blessings to you all!

mama bear said...

Wow, crying here for more than one reason...
One: I am glad he doesn't care about glasses, because several of us in our family wear them!

Two: Elliot is the sweetest friend ever.

Three: You are a good mom for discussing such first grade issues as these with your son.

Four: Our son looks different and at age two has already been asked all sorts of questions or had children refuse to play with him.

Five: One of Loren's classmates recently...well lets just say passed away, and the suspected cause was teasing because of his disability. So sad.

People, take the time to talk to your children about teasing and bullying. It is not ok.

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

What a sweet boy, and a good friend. He must have a really great mom!
I've been thinking of you. Hope things are well.