Thursday, June 23, 2011
A Little Conviction
My husband was just holding the baby when the Little Guy came up and bashed right into him. I was thinking of my own reaction to this happening MANY many many times. I usually react in anger and make the Little Guy move away from me. I'm always telling him "gentle, Mommy likes nice touches". My husband's reaction just convicted me though. He said "sometimes 'rough' is all I get with Little Guy". The way he said it was like it was a privilege to be assaulted by our very rough and tumble Little Guy. Wow. All this time I've been treating it like something that should only happen at certain times (like tickle-wrestle time), and here my husband was treasuring it. You know the saying "there is no 'I' in team"? I'm always saying "there is no 'gentle' in Little Guy". And there isn't really. He WILL hug, and he will kiss, but it's usually accompanied with a body blow or tackle of some sort immediately before or after...or he uses my hair or skin to pull me toward him. And you know what, that's ok. I'm going to adopt my husband's attitude (with God's help because it really does trigger an angry response from me when he hurts me oftentimes) and treasure my little guy and the way that HE needs to love.