Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Everyone makes mistakes sometime

Today I was busily pounding away on my keyboard preparing for an upcoming ministry event. I was keeping an eye on the clock and trying to make the best use of my time while my two year old napped. What I failed to remember was that for some reason the time on my computer was still wrong and I hadn't bothered to change it yet. I was startled when the phone rang and caller ID displayed the elementary school. Nancy, the ever so sweet school secretary told me Hunter was waiting for me. I yelped in disbelief that I had forgotten my kindergarten son. There he was standing at the office window waiting for me. When we got into the car I apologized profusely and he said, "Mom, it's ok. I forgive you. Don't you know everyone makes mistakes sometime?" I marveled at his tender willingness to forgive so quickly. I wondered if I would have been forgotten, would I have been so quick to say, "everyone makes mistakes sometime?"

10 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oh, Chris! How your heart must have been pounding! I have been there, so many times. What a precious, Christ-like response Hunter had. :)

momrn2 said...

We did that once last year. We forgot it was a 1/2 day and left our daughter at school.

I can so relate to the awful feeling that leaves in a mother's gut!

Bless his heart for being so "ok" with it!

Tammy said...

I have done things like this before...and we moms just feel so awful, don't we? But what a mature, forgiving little boy you have...that just melts my heart! :)

Pam in Colorado said...

Been there, done that. Since we home educate now, it is harder to forget them though! ;)

Just popped in for my first visit. Glad I did. Your son's response was so sweet and makes me ponder how often I do/don't readily forgive.

Susanne said...

What a sweetie! Yup, I've done that before!

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh Chris, I love this!!! So very true, such a grace giver!

Kelly said...

I have been there-such a sinking feeling!

How affirming to see such a tender response--I'm guessing that has been modeled to him by diligent parents.

Kim said...

Awww.what a sweet boy! (I think that one is a boy,right?

We all make mistakes...you are right.

Kim

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Sounds like you've got a VERY sweet little man there, Godly too!

meLanie said...

that is so sweet. that's one of those memories you have to bottle up in your heart!