Friday, May 18, 2012

Lesson From My Son

Fridays I do not have class. They have turned into an errand day, a chance to catch up on all the things I do not usually have time to do. I finished all my stuff..and because it's sunny and 90 degrees outside...the boys and I decided to go outside and play. I took them to the local hospital/ University because they have a huge flat area where you can fly kites..ride bikes...
The boys were off playing, when some Chinese boys came over. They were older, 12-14 years old or so. One boy ran over to my boys and started teasing them, and actually called them some rude names.
I know that it was nothing personal against them...it's just that teasing and putting people down is the same everywhere.
So how did my guys handle it..they just smiled and kept playing. I actually ran after the kid, angry and frustrated. He saw me coming and ran off. Then a few minutes later the same boy came back over, and actually said to me in English, " I sorry"
Immediately Tegan looked and me and asked if he could go play with this boy. I was like "no, why would you" and Tegan said "but Daddy, we are supposed to be nice to everyone.." and later he said," its because I forgive him"

They actually did play together for a while, but the age difference was to big, they had nothing in common. But what an amazing lesson in forgiveness and seeing others as our Father see's them.
As a Daddy, it's my job to teach him that, but today he taught me.
I am so proud of you my little man, you make this undeserving Daddy proud!




Location:Changsha

1 comment:

Scott and Christine Hand said...

Wow, so glad to have found your blog. What an amazing story, what a beautiful family!