Evangeline came home from school today and nuzzled into my side and said in a small voice… this was the worst day ever….
I held her close for a moment and then asked, honey, what happened.
they made fun of my name Mum, they called me Evil Eva…
Words can crush cant they.
I got her to look up at me, into my eyes.
Remember sweetheart, when you were one day old, when God said YOU ARE DELIGHTFUL…?
Yes, I remember
That is who you are Evangeline. You are not evil. You are delightful. Your name means giver of life, messenger of good news.
I know Mum. They kept on saying it. It was hard but I kept on ignoring them.
Whose voice do you need to listen to sweetheart?
God’s voice and your voice.
Such rich truth from such a young one. My girl is 9. She is delightful. She is wise.