I took my 12-year old sister to see Twilight today.
As I watched her get all giddy upon seeing Edward Cullen on the big screen, I can’t help but feel a little fear that my baby girl is growing up so fast, too fast.
She already has her period, cannot be told what to wear, and now has to face the complications of trying to belong in school.
I remember I had problems with some girls in school when I was her age, but I don’t think it’s as bad as what she’s having to experience now — some girl calling her a b*tch, telling her that nobody likes her. Some psycho kid who pretends someone “hacked” into her YM account and that she’s not really the one YM-ing my sister all these awful things.
I know I’m not supposed to get involved but I want to wring the psycho girl’s neck.
How can they already be like this at 12?
All I can do is pray — pray that the Lord will keep my sister, that He would teach her how to be secure in Him. That and be here for her, no matter what. Go out on dates with her. Tell her that she’s beautiful. Listen to everything she has to say. Validate. Love. Pray.