There are times in life that we will have to make decisions. We will have to take a stand and even say no. With this we must understand that our opinions won’t always be accepted. Everyone won’t want to be sour friends and sometimes we just won’t be invited to the party.
That being said, I am sitting here right now and I know that there is a birthday party/ semi-celebration taking place a couple of doors down. My son found out and got upset. I had to help him understand that we won’t always be invited. What a hard lesson for a kid to learn. Learning this is not easy. As children, adults…people, we all want to get along with others. We actually want the whole world to love us, but the reality is that some people won’t like us. Some people won’t want to be around us. Especially if we are upholding a standard.
Now that is something that we do. There are a few issues that I have had to talk to this other mother about. If I were anything like her, my children would be over there uninvited, but I’m not. I am teaching my kids manners and it’s hard some times, but they are also learning to respect other people.
The truth is that I would rather be here in my house with my kids than in another’s house, that doesn’t believe the same things that we believe. If we were there, I’m sure that my children would be exposed to things that are against God, our beliefs, and our lifestyles. Life is just like that sometimes. Sometimes things seem unfair, but it is the best thing for us. This is what’s best for us…its ok, even good, that we’re not invited.