So often it is the little things that we do for people that matter. Showing them we care in the things we do for them. I don't always do the best in this area, but I am trying to do a better job in being more purposeful in show my little family here that I love them in special ways.
Here are some things I did yesterday to encourage my husband:
-The night before, I brought home a Banana Split for him to enjoy.
-Gave him a nice goodbye as he left for work in the morning.
-Made the bed.
-Prayed for him during the day.
-Mowed the lawn for him (especially, as he has been really tired in the evenings).
-Picked up the living room before he came home to provide a "things are in order" feeling.
-Left a tall glass of water on the counter for him to drink when he came in the door (he drives home in his truck that has no air-conditioning on these hot summer days).
-Barbecued Hamburgers - made sure to put on mushrooms and pepper jack cheese.
-Baked Tater Tots (a favorite).
-Cleaned up dishes.
-Gave him the opportunity to take off his boots and take a shower.
-Gave him some down time, without giving him the worries of the day.
-Watered the front lawn.
-Later, sat out on the deck with him and watched the kids play.
-Talked with him about his future plans for a biking trip.
-Told him I loved him.
-Gave him a back rub.
Then today, I asked the kids, "What does Daddy do for you? How does he help you? How does he show you he loves you?"
-Pushes me on the swing
-Takes me to church
-Helps me with my owies.
-Helps me with my bike and teaches me to ride it.
-Helps clean the house.
-Takes me to the park.
-Catches me on the slide.
-Scares monsters away
-I love my daddy!
I am thinking about putting the kid's thoughts in his Father's Day card. The little things matter - even our kiddos know the value in this. :)