This site, and this mom’s willingness to go way out of the box in public to save her son’s life moves me deeply. And it hits way, way too close to home. And it pushes the proverbial button.
Take some time, check it out as well as the facebook page, and encourage them, and uphold them in your prayers.
This is a heartbreaking situation, and they are not the exception, other than this mom’s willingness to take the fight public. Kudos to her! There are WAY too many hurting young people, of all ages. There has been so much pressure in their young lives, and it’s not all from bullying, but for many the bullying is so far over the top, excrutiating and crushing. Who,I mean really, who has the capacity to walk into a place a of terror – EVERYDAY. EVERYDAY having to face constant and persisitent torture. AND YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE because you are REQUIRED to do so. Not only that, you are expected to be able to learn and function well in the midst of it, and you’re not getting paid for it, you can’t just quit and walk away and find a new job, and when you tell ANYONE, it just immediately unleashes a lashback that outdoes the original abuse. oops.. I used the a word.
If you think I’m exagerating, think again. And for parents who were teased, picked on, harrased, belittled and tortured in school… PLEASE hear me: your world is NOT the one they are dealing with. We had it easy; no matter how bad it was, it’s worse for this generation. It’s not like they can come home and get away from it, not with the internet and most young people having phones, texting. They can’t just come indoors (and hide) to get away from the ‘neighborhood’ bully. For many, if not most, this is a nearly 24/7 existance, it’s overwhelming and it’s time that was made know to those who could possibly make a difference. Please do not shrug off the concerns of your child or make light of their fears – they are real. And frighteningly, many, if most teens and younger, may never even tell you they are being bullied. Moms and Dads… your kids need you.
To the Moms and Dads who walking a similar path as the one Noah’s family is walking – bless you. Hang in there, and don’t give up. And no matter how frightening it might be, or how much they say they hate you, down deep they really love you, and they need to know, that they know, that they know you really love them. How you get that through to them, is going to be as individual as both you and they are.
Ok.. Rant over.. at least for now. But everyone.. encourage the people around you, let them know they are a life that matters – you may never know who’s life might be saved in doing so.