Yesterday I couldn’t decide if I should go back and try to get missing assignments done or keep going. I read the days assignment and felt God telling me to do today’s and catch up when I can. How do I know it was from God? Because it was hard for me to do it.
The assignment was to have a warm greeting in the morning. How hard is that? Well considering my oldest went to bed without even saying goodnight and my little one refuses to use the toilet (this is not a standard bed wetting issue). I knew that I could get up and greet but do it warmly???
I really tried and it is amazing how much that effort really pays off. At least for a little while. My oldest is really struggling in his pre-teen years and is easily set off lately. I helped him with his math and we were doing great and then he hit a roadblock and that was it for much of the day. For awhile I was really struggling with my frustration level but God’s peace came over and we just went about our day no matter what he was doing.
My little one seemed to respond with a better gretting. He is so closed off with his thoughts that you never know. He is a serious people watcher and doesn’t share much. I do try to encourage him as he has so many burdens (you can see from his actions) but he isn’t ready.
Today I am to do a random act for both of them. I usually make them fold their own laundry because of how they treat it after I fold it, but I did theirs today. I don’t think they much notice but it changes my heart to do something unexpected with agape love.
Have a “Unconditional Loved” Day!