Sunday, October 19, 2008

Love Dare Days 1 and 2

If you will remember, Day 1's challenge was to go through an entire day and not say anything negative to my son!! Well, I made it through!! There was a small moment that I thought to say something about the length of his hair and how he might use a haircut, but, no, I decided against it!!

This is such a small matter, that why would I think to mention it all!

So, on we go to Day 2:

Today's Dare

In addition to saying nothing negative to your son again today, do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.

This was actually yesterday. An unexpected gesture as an act of kindness? Hmmmm....that doesn't sound too hard either!!

Here is what happened: He was getting ready to leave for work late yesterday afternoon. I wrote a note telling him how much I love him, that I don't tell him that nearly enough. and I asked him to forgive me for my part in our disagreement earlier in the week.

Inside the note I wrapped up two cow tails (I know he loves these!), and I wrote on the note that the cow tails were because I have felt like "cow poop" since all this has happened!!

He never mentioned to me anything about the note or the cow tails, but today when he left for work, he said to me, "I love you, Mutti!!", and I haven't heard that for a really long time!

Today is Day #3:

Today's Dare

Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It's hard to care for something that you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your son something that says, "I was thinking of you today."

Now this is a little more difficult. I have no idea what I could buy him. He has just about everything, and what he doesn't have he buys for himself. I'm going to have to put some thought into this!!

I'll let you know tomorrow how this goes!!

And, remember--mum's the word for those of you who know me and him!!

If you want to follow along with this, just jump over to Chelle's place. She'll fill you in on all the details. All I can say is that this is exciting, but I think it's going to get more difficult as we go along. That's okay with me though!! All I want for my son is for him to know that he is loved by me, is a very worthy person, and that he is not shaped by his past.

K--that's all for awhile!!



Grammy said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog. I read allot of positive energy books. And I found a book called Telling your self the truth by William D. Backus. It was only .25c at a thrift store. Boy I wish I had these when my kids we little. I bough more of his books used and still reading. He give incite in positive learning along with references to the bible.
You may want to see if your library has any of them to add to your wonderful parenting skills.
Be blessed my friend

Aunt Kathy said...

Beth, what a great challenge for you. I LOVE it. Perhaps I should jump on board, maybe I will make this a part of my new life, ya think?

Peggy said...

Blessings Beth...Sounds like you are doing well and at least the challenge or the dares are being followed and sound like your heart has the right attitude. Good job at posting on all 3. I tried today on 2-4 and I worked 4 hours for almost nothing, writing, loosing it, rewriting...again gone..
just was not being saved with blogger by 6 p.m. I was determined but gave up and posted what I could...I did read today that the later challenges could get more personal and sounds like they may not apply or transfer...but you have the book have you looked ahead at what's coming! Day 5 is the last day I have...that's tomorrow!

I'm off to read the Power of Your Love or HIS LOVE...but really wanted to bless you & your pursuit at LOVING your son into God's Kingdom. Praying & thinking of you!

Denise said...

I know how happy that must have made you feel when he said that to you, good going.