I was putting the boys to sleep last night. It was after we said our prayers and we were just laying there in the dark. We turn off all the lights now for the boys’ bedtime. It helps keep Wacky from running around.

[su_quote]Jacob: Mom, I don’t want my heart to be broken.

Me: Who will break your heart?

Jacob: The world.

Me: **heart breaks** Well… Jacob, I don’t want your heart to get broken too. But some things and people in this world might and will break your heart and that will make you sad.

Jacob: Oh. 🙁

Me: But that’s okay. Just pray to God whenever you’re heart is broken or when you’re sad. He loves you and he will never break your heart. And remember that Mama and Daddy are always here for you when you’re sad. We’ll always try to make you feel better.

Jacob: Then my heart will get fixed na?

Me: Yes, slowly it will get fixed.

Jacob: Okay, thank you Mama.[/su_quote]

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World, I know someday my sons’ heart will get broken. By disappointments in school, work, friends, even family and soon enough, by a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. That’s okay. And it’s very much expected. That’s how they will learn and become stronger. But please, also show them the goodness in people and the brighter side of things so they can stand up, smile and try again.

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Roxi is happily married and mom to two boys (#SantiagoBros!). Mommy blogger since 2010, work-at-home Mom as a virtual assistant and web designer at Mommy Mover.

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4 Comments

  1. Michi says:

    So true, as much as we want to protect our kids, we cannot shield them from getting hurt. Pain is something that we cannot avoid but we can help them in managing it. 🙂

  2. Gilian says:

    I remember my son Jacob who keeps on asking on things like these.=) It can be really tough to be a mom who prepares them for what the world can give them. We may not prepare them for everything, but at least doing our best can lessen the heartbreaks in the long run. =)

  3. Teresa says:

    It’s amusing what words come out of our children’s mouths. 🙂 They sometimes catch us off guard. I call these my kids’ quotable quotes! 😉

  4. Awww. That’s what’s really scary, no? Letting our child face the big, bad world 🙁 It’s great that our God is there to watch our little ones 24/7.

    Hugs, Jacob!

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