Bird had a Blessing Cup ceremony last night in preparation for her First Communion. I took her into the school gym and helped her find her chair before leaving. As we walked in I saw a lot of the girls from Bird’s soccer team and mentioned it to her. She shrugged and kept looking down. As she sat down in her chair, Erin, a girl she has played soccer with for two seasons, was sitting across from her and said “Hi Bird!”. Bird kept looking down and mumbled hi in response, though I doubt Erin could hear it. Erin looked at her and her face told me she felt rejected herself.
It is painful for me to watch this.