The Purpose of Sorry.

Being a mom is a BIG responsibility

teaching and coaching, two champions-to-be

I think about the things I say

My words impact them in very big ways.

Explaining words to my little ones

Is giving respect for their hard work done.

Respect comes back in great return 

After I burn

Rules and tools into their routine

breaking them out of incessant mean.

Talking to kids like they understand

Is very important and lends them a hand.

It makes them believe that they have the power

To make great choices, they don’t have to cower.

I don’t just say quiet, stop, no, don’t touch

Without saying why, or they won’t care as much.

They are little people with brand new egos

They crave learning and need-to-knows

We can’t let them think that they’re in control

No, that’s not what I’m saying, that is OUR role

What I am trying so hard to express

Is that we need to take away their duress.

When we take the time to explain 

It gives them more power to retain.

Yesterday I understood 

that my daughter wasn’t doing good

She was in a terrible mood

And “getting in trouble” was her attitude.

She kept saying sorry, but doing again

The thing that she was in trouble for, my friend.

Then I realized what didn’t belong

She was saying sorry and was using it wrong!

I needed to break down that tool 

And teach her a new important rule.

The purpose of Sorry and what it means.

It’s not just an empty word that you say

When you’ve hurt someone, so you can still play.

It’s a powerful, mighty tool in your belt.

That when it is said, mending is felt.

You say it with infinite-forever feel.

Saying it means that you have the power to heal!

And you will NEVER do the thing that you did

That hurt someone. You have the strength to rid

The actions, words or attitude 

You really hurt that little dude

You made him feel so very bad, 

you were so rude, you made him sad.

So now you say sorry, and it tells someone

That I understand that wrong that was done.


I’m looking in your eyes, so you know it’s true

It was wrong and I am telling you

That thing I did, or said, or felt

I’ll never do again, my hand is dealt.

Sorry is not a simple word,

It’s one of the most powerful you have ever heard.

So don’t just toss it out so casually,

Make it a change that will always be.

Sorry is used to fix what’s wrong

Never make that mistake again as long

As you are here, cause you have learned

That mistakes are made, but this has burned

A new understanding inside your head

And once it’s learned and once it’s read

You can never un-learn this powerful tool.

It’s the most important forgive-me rule.

Use sorry less, keep it safe and so strong

And when you do, you then belong

To a group of champions that are better in life

That want to heal hurt and take away strife.

You’ll never treat sorry like that again

You’ll hold sorry close, like a forever friend.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10

As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Teaching our children about how powerful the word sorry is important because we are building a strong path towards the acceptance of Salvation!  WOOOHOOO!

Whenever we need God, He is there.  He is the most important one to say “I’m Sorry” to.  Saying you’re sorry to God is the first step towards Salvation.  The next step is acceptance.  If you have not received Salvation and you want to here is a prayer that you can say right now.

Say this prayer so full of love

Speak to God, the Lord above!

“Forgive me Father for what I’ve done.

I love you God, the battle is won!

I surrender my life and my heart to you.

Please use everything I say and do!

I’ll live each day to further your nation.

Thank you, God, for my salvation!

I know my life is now brand new

Thank you, God, for all you do!


– that was taken from my poem The Beach.

Here is a picture book about the word Sorry.

And here is an big-kid book for those that struggle with this word in grown-up years.


    • Thanks so much. I can see the difference in them when I explain the details. They feel so much more confident and WAY less defiant. They are better equipped with understanding why…not just no.


      • I completely agree. Why not TEACH them what we are trying to say. I never told my daughter” Go tell your friend you are sorry” with out talking it completely through. Was she sorry? Did she feel remorse? Did it feel right to do? How did the entire situation unfold? We are talkers and still at 21 we talk through things and I’ve heard her talk to her friends and explain things in such a heart felt beautiful way. Her friends feel understood and heard because she always felt heard.

        Liked by 1 person

      • I’m so thankful you shared. I pray that my daughter and I have the same relationship when she is that age. My daughter has such an awesome heart for the Lord, she is going to do really great things. Communication is such a powerful tool that can equip us to be champions!

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.