Today was going to be our first sewing day for my daughter with her friend. No 2 son was going to come along as well and play with his mates around the same age while we spent time with the girls sewing.
Now things happen and it just so worked out that my friend was not well and had to go to the Doctors.
She was so disappointed and felt she was letting us down, but things happen and life doesn’t always go the way we want.
When I told our children, there were tears and downcast mouths and slumped shoulders and I am sure my friend had the same with her children. They are always so excited and happy to get together and they just get on so well.
Life is tough and disappointments come, but how can we help our children deal with this, accept it and move on. I know that even I have issues when I am disappointed when things don’t go exactly to my plan.
It was easy today to say to the children, I have to go to the post office so whilst we are there we will go to the park for a play. This helped somewhat to ease their disappointment, but I don’t believe I should have to find an alternative every time something changes.
I want our children to learn to deal with difficulties and disappointments without expecting us or others to give them something else. I want them to understand that life is tough and the only one they can rely on is God. He never lets them down or leaves them.
People will let us down (even if they can’t help it and don’t mean too) and even us as parents let our children down, none of us are perfect, but let us remember to always find comfort in the One who is perfect.
Hebrews 13:5-6 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you”, so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?”
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.