February 15, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

We had the best Valentine's day ever.  Last week's challenge was to give a valentine to someone who is single or widowed.  We took some flowers to a couple of sweet widows who live nearby.  They were both thrilled to have up stop by.  One of them we know quite well.  She doesn't eat sweets, so we brought her some hearty wheat bread.  She loves healthy food.  How could you say no to this on your doorstep?


This week's challenge is a challenge we did a year ago.  Watch someone's children for free.  This one will definitely be appreciated.  Every mom needs a break sometimes....whether to rest, regain sanity, or eat a really good cookie :)


So, did anyone give a valentine to someone who's single or widowed?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.

14 comments:

  1. We took a Valentine over to our old neighbor. He is single and keeps mostly to himself. We became friends though, and now that we have moved, he emails me and tells me that he misses the kids. So it was a nice surprise to bring him a treat! I'm hoping I can do this one this week. Our pastor's wife is gone on a mission trip to South Africa and he is home alone with his two girls. I'm sure there will be plenty of chances to help!

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  2. We had a new friend over who is a single mom. We had so much fun with her and her two boys...and we're so happy to know they wouldn't be celebrating alone!!

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  3. In my married momma life I have never charged for occasional babysitting (watching a child several times a month) and my friends have never charged me. If it were a frequent, regular thing to watch someone's child I would charge (or in the other shoes, I would expect to pay), but we all try not to take advantage of the situation or each others generosity.

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  4. I took homemade fragranced hand lotion to 3 single ladies this past week. It was greatly appreciated. Also made a trip up to my Mom who has been recently widowed. She wasn't expecting the Valentine. Went over well. I watch kids for free all the time. So this next one is a breeze.

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  5. That was a really good one and I'm bummed I didn't participate as we have a recent widow on my street. But it's never too late because her hubbys bday would be this week and I think flowers would be perfect. Always the inspiration, thanks Cheri.

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  6. My husband & I aren't big on valentine's day...we usually get each other a little treat and make a card. That's it. But I know this holiday is hard for people who feel like no one is thinking of them, so I decided to make it a good day for someone. One of my dearest friends is 13 years older than me, but hasn't had the chance to be married yet. I know her heart hurts all the time, not just on valentine's day. So my husband and I showed up on her doorstep with flowers and chocolate. She told me I had no idea how much it meant to her. I'm glad we were able to let her know she IS loved!

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  7. I took my four kids to visit my husband's great aunt who lost her husband about 2 years ago. They had been married for almost 70 years when he passed away. She is 91 years old and I don't think she realized we were bringing the valentine's flowers and balloon for her. She was thankful and it was a great reminder for me that we're only 30 minutes away and should really "drop by" more often! Thanks for the inspiration to finally go see her again! :)

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  8. I have been friends with a wonderful woman since we were both little girls. She doesn't have anyone in her life romantically right now, so I took her a card and candy last night. Then I stayed and chatted with her for a while, I figure the greatest kindness was to relieve her of spending her evening alone, watching TV with V day commercials. We had a nice time.

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  9. My boys and I took a handmade Valentine and some cookie pops to our neighbor. She is not single, but her husband works away from home for months at a time. She has never had any children, and she just adores our boys. Her face just lit up when she saw the kids, and she gave them the sweetest hugs. It was a wonderful opportunity to talk to my oldest son who is 3 about how good he felt to make someone smile, and how happy it makes God when we do nice things for others. Thank you for this prompt, it was a special time for my boys :).

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  10. Thanks for such a great idea last week! We took baggies of Kettle Corn with a heart valentine (colored by my 2-year-old) attached to 4 widows and 2 older singles. Only one was home, but three others called to say thank you. They were so touched we thought of them. What a great meaningful service opportunity for our family to do together. I think we will make this a Valentine's Day tradition!!

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  11. Girl I love that you are including and encouraging your little men in service. I need to take a page from that book and do the same. :)

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  12. That is such a sweet gesture! It is such a nice way to teach your children how to be considerate, loving people.

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  13. Thanks for having the best blog on the entire internets! I read a LOT of blogs, but yours is one of the only ones that doesn't seem to be self-centered. It seems like so many of the popular blogs are all about how great the authors are. Yours is about helping your readers become better. I really appreciate it and look forward to reading more!

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  14. I love these little challenges! I wrote a short post about what I did for the Valentine's day challenge here - http://thelordismyteacher.blogspot.com/2012/02/wake-up-wednesday-on-friday.html
    ~Moriah

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