Oh my young one. Mom is so sorry for your cut from the badminton team. Not being into sports so much as is your big sister, I was quite surprised when you said you wanted to try out. When you made the first round of cuts I was excited for you. I thought maybe this would be a sports thing you would really enjoy doing. Unfortunately there was a round of second cuts. And I know that hurt and I know it especially hurt the way the teacher/coach did it in front on everybody, instead of just posting the team on the glass cases the next morning. Not making the team was a hard pill to swallow but being singled out and told in front of peers was a hard, hard thing for your sensitive heart. The mama bear in me just wanted to phone that coach up and give him a piece of my mind concerning his insensitivity. But alas my little one, I have to let you learn from this.
I have to let you learn that life is not always fair, but your Lord God is always there for you and wants to hear of not only of the fun, good things that happen but also the hard things.
I have to let you learn that people are people and won't always be in tune to your sensitive heart, but God always is.
I have to let you learn that people won't always want to listen, but God always has His arms open wide and wants to hear what's on your heart.
I have to let you learn that maybe there are reasons that some things just don't go your way, but that God wants you to trust Him with the direction of your life.
I have to let you learn to forgive when you've been hurt and not just when you feel like it but right away, because God forgives you.
So even though I want to run in there and "fix" things for you, I have to let you experience this. But, my little one, know that your mom is always here ready to pray with you, dispense a big hug, with plenty of "I love you's" and an occasional cookie or ice cream. So I pray you grow from it, that you run to the Lord with it, that your faith grows from it. Because in life, it is not what team you made, what school you go to, or what job you get, but how close to your Jesus you can get that is the most important thing and determines who you really are.