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To Cora

Dear Cora:

I’m so sorry getting to school was hard a couple mornings ago. Realizing you were going to be the only one riding, and anticipating a fun, quiet journey with plenty of alone time as you rode at the head of the group, only to have Maddie begin running to get ahead of you, must have been very hard and disappointing.

But you handled it so well, baby, and I’m very proud of you for that. You didn’t throw your scooter down and refuse to move for ten minutes. You didn’t hit your sister and yell at her. You spoke to her calmly and explained you wanted alone time, and continued on your way to school. You didn’t hold anger against your sister, but cheerfully forgave her at school. You will not always have things go your way in this world – you simply cannot control other people, even as you can’t always control yourself! But you can choose how you respond to these situations, and choose to not let them affect you.

I wish I’d had a chance to chat with you on the way to school – I do love our few minutes together in the morning, to check in with each other before beginning our busy days! But I’m so glad I got to witness your choices and how you handled a hard situation. I think you really lived this scripture out: “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.”(Ephesians 4:32)

I love you, li’l bit!




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