It's the day every parent of a child with a visible birth defect dreads.
No matter how often you've told them how beautiful they are. No matter
how much you have affirmed that they are precious and beloved to you and
to God. No matter that they know they are created in His image and
perfect in His sight. No matter, the day comes that someone calls them
ugly or makes fun of their difference and the nasty little lies stick.
confident little Ladybug got hit. She is beautiful and precious and
perfect, and she used to know it. But a little liar told her that her
nose was "funny" and "ugly" and laughed at her. I'm not sure exactly who
it was. It may have actually been more then one child. She hasn't told
me who. And it really doesn't matter "who". The words hurt. They cut.
They left Ladybug self-conscious of her nose. Watching her face fall
when someone mentions her nose even to say something as benign as "you've got something on your nose", is enough to break this mommy's heart.