The one thing I often tell people is that I am a super nice person to work with & I can get along with pretty much everyone. HOWEVER. If someone messes with my kids, I become a different person. I get confrontational, verbal, & angry. I don't have a very high self-esteem. But when something happens with my kids, I'll stand up & fight for them with everything I have. The point is: Don't mess with a mama bear. I will fight, bite, claw, kick, & scream if I have to. This past week, I was in mama bear mode.
I won't get into deep details due to confidential issues that I have been privvy to. But I will say that, I feel very sad for kids that come from broken homes &/or family issues at home. Two bullies who targeted Sarah admitted everything they did to her this past week. They were confronted by the guidance counselor & the vice principal. The fact that they have tough home lives is no excuse for everything that happened. But it makes me sad. It breaks my heart to know that so many kids don't have happy lives or loving homes.
I'm not one to toot my own horn, but I will say that I AM a wonderful mom. My kids have GREAT parents. We work hard to provide for them. Our house is full of love, compassion, & laughter. We get along with each & respect each other (except when it comes to cleaning the house--haha!). Jamie & I love our kids with all our hearts, & I know that Sarah & Brittany feel the same way.
I wish that all kids had that. I really do.
I can't even imagine if Sarah had to deal with this alone, the way other kids have to. Or the way some kids act out & bully in order to get some sort of attention.
Anyway, it was a long & stressful week dealing with these bullying incidents. Things should be better now, atleast that's what I'm told. So for those reading this--take the time to hug your kids & let them know that you are there for them, no questions asked. Don't ever give up on your kids. Fight for them. Fight hard. They are worth it.