Thursday, September 18, 2008

#musesofamom: The Love Note

You just never know what to expect from tweenagers. The Oldest, now 11 and in the 6th grade, seems to have more hormonal ups and downs than I do. But even so, that kid surprises me.

Before school started in August, we were at the Round-Up (to get his books, schedule, etc.) and he looked absolutely mortified when I teased that I was going to visit the school and put little heart notes in his locker so he would know just how much I loved him. But the night before school I placed a post-it note inside of his binder that simply said, "Have a great day! Love, Mom". I didn't expect a response, but I did assume that once he saw the bright yellow note, he would quickly throw it away.

Three weeks later after secretly leaving that note, Matt wanted to show me how organized he was keeping his school binder. He made a point of showing me the side pocket, stating: "And here is where I keep the note that you gave me on the first day of school."

Even that little gesture - a note on a post-it - was such an easy but big way to tell him that I care about what is going on in his daily life.  It was a blessing to him and especially to me! Thank goodness God blesses me with those sweet little moments so that I can get through these tween-age hormonal times!

"But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger,
abounding in love and faithfulness."
- Psalms 86:15
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