Yesterday we had an AMAZING day at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westmister, CO. (I will write a little more on this later...) Altogether for a stay at home mom, turned working mom... this was a treat... a glimpse of what I used to (and still do!) treasure, field trips with the kids (I really am lucky to have a job that allows me to do this!). I truly enjoy moments like this when it is just me and one of my kiddos exploring the world ♥
That was the first part of my day...
This was my next...
As I left the parking lot of the kids school, oldest boy in tow... we were laughing and enjoying our time together I turned left, I turned right... there were no cars so I let go of the brake easing my way out of the parking spot...rolling right into what would turn my day in a downward spiral.
Now you can tell that there was no damage to the car that I had rolled into, it was a HUGE SUV and my mom van ended up with all of the damage, but what came at me was what really took it's toll on me. Out of the car came my kindergartners room mom (a mom I have worked hand in hand with for a few of their events) yelling and screaming at me like I have never been spoken to before... I understand she was angry, but I can not understand just how and why she could say some of the things she said to me. I have to say that I am sensitive... but I have learned to roll with things through the years but the choice of language and in front of my child was what shocked me the most. As I tried to compose myself and handle her with grace, she unfortunately would not cooperate and continued to take her anger out on me and the situation. It could have easily taken just a few minutes to give her my license and insurance info, but she insisted on venting...
Needless to say I came home deflated, I felt horrible myself and also for my son who had to hear words he had never heard before come out of a room moms mouth... I guess I just wasn't ready to see that innocence taken from my son.
With this clinging to me, I came home and tried to relax a little before the rest of the family came home... I checked my facebook and that is where I found this sweet video from the lovely Suzi blu (Love this girl so much it hurts!!!)
It is WORTH watching, please watch it through the end
Now I have been trying to find the right moment, words, feelings to express just what Brave Girls Camp meant to me... after watching this, it all fell into place.
Join me tomorrow as I share a bit or two of my experience... I am looking forward to this so much and pray I can accurately depict just how life changing Brave Girls is...
By the way... from this video I remembered that although this lady chose to unleash her hatred on me... I chose to let it bring me down...life is my choice... and I choose JOY.