Someone told Chloe that she's bobo.
As a mom, I'm deeply hurt.
Chloe can't read as good as other kids her age. I admit it.
But I can say that she's a very independent 8-year old child. She can cook rice. She can memorize lyrics of her favorite songs in one day. She can write us letters everyday. She can wrap gifts. She can start a conversation with anyone -- young or old, janitor or CEO, girl or boy -- as in anyone.
She's academically-challenged and that's her weakness.
But she has power and strength. She's unique.
Before I went to sleep, I prayed and cried to God. It reminded me that my heavenly Father sees all my weak points and all my failures yet He always shows mercy to me. In fact, He picks me up and encourages me. That's the kind of parent I want to be.
The next day, I consulted one of our Dgroup members about what happened. She sent this prayer to me.
Let me pray for you sis: Dear Lord, you know the heart of sis Em, how she wants to protect Chloe. Allow her to forgive despite this being hard and we trust that you will protect Chloe from people who will try demean her. Please provide for the opportunity for them to have their own place, in Your perfect time. May you also reveal the plans you have for Bro Duz. WE continue to trust in your will despite us not understanding what is happening now. We submit and obey. Thank you Lord! Amen
Now, I keep reminding Chloe that she's beautiful and smart. And I'm trying my very best to teach her how to read. In fact -- I read the Bible with her that same night. She even documented it. By the way, she's a Vlogger wannabe. 😂