Monday, November 3, 2014

I need to say this......

Hello! So, its been quite awhile since I have last blogged here. It's not that it hasn't been on my mind to do, it's just that I have been busy. Ya know, like working, tending to my family and other stuff.......basically life.

The world is full of such downer info so I like to share positive or fun things here to help lighted up my little corner of the world. Unfortunately, this is not one of those kinds of posts.

My son had a situation yesterday that is gnawing at me still. I think this is a serious issue in the lives of our kids and it needs more attention. Bullying. I know it's out there. I know that schools have programs about it and ways to handle those situation. (Even as I type this out, I am having a difficult time keeping the tears from trickling out.) I know, kids will be kids. Everyone has said that. I have said that! But this was different.

I will not go into great detail about the specific situation as to keep it from "feeding the beast". Those who were there know what happened. I am doing my best to raise a mindful, compassionate, smart, fun loving boy and it is becoming increasingly more difficult. Here is my frustration......I am so sick and tired of making excuses for all of those out there who choose to act inappropriate, mean and spiteful! I will no longer apologize to my son for you.....I will leave it to you to carry that burden from now on!

With that, there was something good that came out of this. I was able to see, first hand, what a absolutely wonderful support system my son has. One by one they came to defend and comfort him. I could not ask for anything more. This "other family" completely had his back and for that I am grateful. My cup runeth over.

*If you know someone who is dealing with bullying or is the bully, please find some resources to help. I am not receiving anything for sharing this link....Well, maybe just a little peace of mind.