So, I get this phone call today, telling me that I need to tell my daughter to stop taunting this young lady and me to not call her a liar. This young lady goes to our church and this was from her mother. I call the mother back, mind you I was on my break at work, to find out what exactly the message meant. I had talked with this young lady yesterday and I did not, in fact, call her a liar, the incident in question, the young lady admitted to doing. So then, this mother goes on to tell me that my daughter and I are neither one being Christ-like and we need to knock it off. I spoke calmly and explained the information that she was babbling on about and cleared up a few misinformation's, only to have her continue to tell me that my parenting skills are lacking and that I am not being what I should be. Mind you, while I spoke with this young lady yesterday she proposed the same situation to me in 4 very different ways, which I did not correct her on, I just let her continue to talk, therefore; not calling her a liar. Then, this mother said that I told a different person that she couldn't minister to a teenage boy. I told this mother~that was not correct information and I told her the real information and also reminded her that that was between me and the person involved, not her. I also told her it was not her place to tell me whether I am being Christ-like in my parenting~it was between God and me and my husband. So, I began shaking and crying because this woman continued to tell me that my daughter is a liar and I am reaping the consequences of a choice I made last year. I reminded this mother that when we made that choice last year, she being my friend at the time told me "better you than me". Which she denied ever saying. I then told this mother that I didn't need to be talking to her as she was upsetting me and I promptly hung up the phone. I called my husband and cried my eyes out.
So why do I write all of this? I guess to get it off my chest, firstly and secondly, to ask you to pray for me. Because, if I am indeed not being Christ-like I would to change that. But also to pray that I will parent my child in a Christ-like manner, as well as learn to forgive this person; whom once claimed to be my friend.