In celebration of our 26th wedding anniversary, I did something for my honey that I knew he would like. The funny thing is when you’re doing something for someone out of love you can be blessed also. My husband loves my hair straight. (See picture above.) This is not to say that he doesn’t tell me how beautiful I am all the time. He loves me curly hair or straight. As you all can see by my sidebar picture I have naturally curly hair. I keep my hair curly because it is easier. I add gel and let it dry.
In order to have do my hair straight, I have to use a chemical straighten every three months, wash and blow dry my hair in sections and then use a curling iron. This takes about a good hour and half about once a week and there is the daily up keep.
My husband was teaching a class in Kelowna last week. So I thought I would surprise him by straightening my hair. He came home just as I was finishing up. When I came down the stairs he was very, very surprised. It was so curly that it reached a little bit pass my shoulders, but straight it goes half way down my back!
The smile on his face and how he kept telling everyone how great I looked really was great for my ego. I will be keeping my hair in this style for a while because he loves it so.
So how much am I really sacrificing a week? A couple of hours? It is a very small price of inconvenience to but that smile on my husband’s face. We do little things all the time for the people we love and some require very little effort. Some require a little more. Either way we do it because we love them – whether they are our children, parents or spouse.
We who are human can express our love in such simple ways. Why do have trouble believing that our God love us enough to do the same? Why are there times when I have trouble trusting that He will take care of the troubles that I face? He does little things for us daily just because He cares for us. Matthew 7:11 says, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
Thank you Father for all the times you took care of me in the little ways. You are faithful in the everyday and on a larger scale. I’m grateful for the sacrifice You made for me. I’m thankful for Your love, grace and mercy.
© Nadine Z. 2007