Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Wonderful Daughter

Laurin had been having a difficult time in school with people making fun of her saying that she looks fat or ugly or her hair is too straight or too curly, etc... (the joys of Jr. High). I told her that this was clearly out of jealousy since she is none of those things. Of course I know that it still hurts even if it isn't true. Recently the ordeal has brought out the best in her. She has told me that she now notices more positive things about people because she knows what it is like to hear only negative things from her peers. She has gone out of her way to compliment people on their beautiful voices, cute clothes, or other things that she never noticed before. And not coincidentally her mood has much improved. Thank you God for the lessons you teach us even if we would rather not have to experience any discomfort to learn them.

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