Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Count it All Joy - That Wiggly Tooth

March 27, 2019
Wednesday, 10:01 PM

So many emotions and tears shed tonight all because of one small tooth. We spent more than an hour trying to convince Felicia to pull out her wiggly tooth. I volunteered to pull it out using a string and tears started rolling down. So many explanations on her side and ours (parents). 

As a parent, it hurts to see your child emotionally and physically struggling because of the fear of pain. She kept begging us that she will pull it out herself. But days had gone by. We gave her a chance, but until now, it's not done. We're quite frustrated trying to find ways to convince her. I'm frustrated by how we dealt with it.

Felicia is very sensitive to pain. Little owies need band-aids. She has a very low tolerance to anything that causes physical discomfort.

Evie tried to help calm her sister down. She's very concerned about her. It melted my heart when she held her little sister's hands, asked her to close her eyes and calm down. She described to Felicia a dinosaur scene with candies and other fun stuff. Felicia smiled. Felicia laughed. They hugged.

That tiny wiggly tooth won tonight. It was very late when she went to bed. We decided to let go again. Her eyes were red. She's exhausted from crying and burdened emotions. We calmed her down and made sure that she knew she is so loved despite what happened.  "Tomorrow is a new day," she said. "I will wiggle my tooth again." I asked her Daddy to stay in their room until she's asleep. She needed it. My poor baby. It breaks my heart witnessing all that she went through. It's hard, but as parents, we need to do what we need to.

A hug of assurance from the big sister.

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." - James 1:2-5

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