July 18, 2012

a letter..

A letter to the child at the store...
From my heart to yours...

Dear Little One,

I want you to know that I see you.
I see your sweet, compassionate nature- underneath the mask of frustration.
It must have been really embarrassing when your mom was yelling at you. I wish she had just taken a moment to listen. My heart was breaking for you.
I heard it too; when your mom said you were 'so annoying' and told you to 'just shut up.' I hope you know that you are so special. And that you have many gifts to give this world. You have worth, you matter.
You are not stupid, annoying or any of the other untruths your mother spewed upon you.
Hearing her speak to you literally caused me pain. Sweet baby, my heart aches for you. It aches for the pain and fear you must live with. I pray for you every night. I pray that you stay strong and sweet through your trials, I pray that you are delivered from them, I pray that if I ever hear something like this again- I stand up and say something, I pray for your momma too. But mostly, I pray that someday you come to know Jesus. Because- He loves you far more and far better than anyone here on Earth could ever hope to. For, all the days were ordained for you were written in His book before one of them came to be. He knows you. He loves you. He has a plan for you. 

I love you,
He loves you more,

The lady that smiled at you, and then cried.


  1. Oh Sarah, I read this and just cried. I have been there - in that awkward moment when you want to run in and rescue that tender soul, when your heart breaks and you fear for the words that you don't hear - - - and yet, your body freezes and you do nothing. I have been there. Thank you for sharing your heart. My heart breaks.

    1. One of the worst aspects of this story was that I was at work. I literally had to get up and walk away. Because although, I so wanted to say something- I couldn't. It breaks my heart too, Becky. And you are braver than me- I simply can't bare to think of what that child might hear out of the public eye. (Her mom told her at least 30 times to "shut the ---- up, or I will hurt you." I could have literally vomited from the upheaval in my stomach. I just pray that the Lord keep His hand of protection over her.

  2. Oh my heart is BREAKING! Poor, poor baby! I just want to steal that little one and love him/her forever! I just don't understand how and why some moms/dads can be so cruel? Heart breaking!!