Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love is a verb....Day 2

So here we are, day 2 of Love month and I don't know if it is because we really did get a Blizzard or what, but this is not going as planned, but you know what?.... it doesn't matter. I think that God does that on purpose, because really it's His plan that matters, right?....Right.

Well, what does one do if stuck in the house because of a Blizzard and can't get out? You love well, right where you are.

So yesterday, Dak and I got into a little skiff because of his room. Now that's starting love month off right? =) Just keeping it real. Well, his idea of a clean room and my idea are two TOTALLY different things. He thinks if I can get in his room without having to step over anything, or if I can kick it out of the way and not fall, well it's clean enough. Well my idea would be a little different than that. ahem..... I don't expect it to be spotless, because after all he is 18 and a boy, but I do want it clean enough to vacuum and dust etc.

So he got up in a huff (like at 11:30 am ~~ the audacity of his mother to wake him up at 11:30 AM, what was I thinking? =) Again keeping it real =)

In the middle of his cleaning and being mad at me, I sent Sir Cuteness into his room with a Cookies and Cream little Heart. (Dak's favorite candy bar is Hershey's Cookies and Cream. Well I found some at Walgreens for Valentines Day and I thought, what a perfect way to love on my boys this month with little hearts. So yep, I was softening him up a little =)

Well he did work on his room for a long time, and then he came out in a little sheepish voice and asked, "Mom, can we play cards?" And this my friends, is where loving well comes in. I said, "Sure." and we had a wonderful time playing cards and eating, even though his room still wasn't done. It was so okay to take a break and have a little fun.

Well, when we were done, Dak asked, "Can we make Coffee Cake?" and again, loving well kicked in, and we had a wonderful time, Dak, Sir Cuteness and I making a mess and making a delicious Cinnamon Coffee Cake.

So you see, loving well doesn't have to be big and spectaular. It can be as simple as a Cookies and Cream Heart, a card game, and a Cinnamon Coffee Cake, even in a Blizzard =)

Have a Beautiful Day,


  1. love is action. God wants us to get out and show his love.. I'm thankful for the love that God shows me everday. The love that I showed today was I drove to Highlandville this afternoon and saw a neighbor who had burried his car. So I stopped and shoveled it out for him. He was very thankful and I told him God Bless You. Have a Blessed Day. Love You

  2. I know what you mean about an 18 year old boy's room..YIKES!!
    Sounds like you and Dak had a wonderful day together. And hey...Cookies and Cream will make ANYONE feel better! ( :

    Love you, friend and thanks for keeping it real!

  3. Right! Loving well doesn't have to be big and spectacular. I believe it's more important to love well in the little things. That's what I remember about my family :) so hopefully, my girls will remember the details as well.

  4. Oh goodness, that took me back to a few years ago.

    Sounds like you made a memory in the midst of the stress and strain that the teen years can bring!