Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"S" is for Service

I don't really have a ton of time to talk today, because believe it or not, I've got a couple of important tasks to perform in Service Boot Camp yet for people both in and out of my family, before this month of service officially comes to a close.

It's been like this all month, but I'm happy to say that I've been too busy serving to talk about service on here.  I think that's probably a good thing.

I just want to take a second to say that one of the most wonderful blessings to come from my time in Service Boot Camp this month is the affect it has had on my relationship with my kids.  Especially this one whose name I drew to perform secret service for within my family:

Serving Scarlett instantly strengthened our relationship, because instead of being impatient with her when she whined or cried, I thought of my caring response as a way to serve her. 

And you know what?  I found that just the act of validating her feelings caused her to get upset less frequently.  And she showed more love to me.  I dare say she felt more free about expressing her love for me, because she trusted me with her feelings more.

Our relationship was fine before, but it is definitely stronger and more enjoyable now that I have made a greater effort to be more loving toward her requests.

The other day Scarlett made this little life-sized picture (?) of me.  Now I could be wrong, but that diamond-shaped thing on my shirt looks a lot like a Superwoman symbol!  No?

And the "S" on my neck...could it stand for Service???

Anyway, gotta run.  Thank you so much for joining me in Service Boot Camp this month!


  1. Haha!  Great pic
    Way to go on service!

  2. you are a superwoman in service...

  3.  great post.  There's a book out there called "you don't have to make everything all better" or something close to that, by the Lundburgs.  It's about the principle of validation.  you go with your great mothering skills! 

  4. Love it!   I love little things like that from my kids!  and it is true, I have found when I serve my kids more our relationship is totally stregthened!

  5. Great post I love serving because I can focus on someone else besides myself and usually find I receive more out of anyway. I love your blog I feel blessed for finding it.