Remember when we were little?
Sticks and stones can break my bones,
But words will never hurt me
I'm not so sure about that
They can hurt.
They can hurt deeply.
And it broke this momma's hurt to see my baby hurting yesterday because of words.
"I'm not your friend any more!"
Those are some powerful words...
Words that cut to the core when you are in elementary school.
Words that go deep.
Words that devastate.
Words that are usually spoken more for the effect than for the true meaning.
Words that can break a heart.
Words that made my sweet girl sob uncontrollably all the way home.
Words that sparked a conversation about forgiveness.
Words that are not easily forgotten.
Gosh it's hard to be eight and have to experience the power of words.
I sure wish that old chant was true!