Yesterday i did 4 sets of 10 leg kickbacks.
Tonight i did 4 sets of 10 side lying leg raises. Tonight was a lot tougher than yesterday's, let me tell you. Whew! My legs are still shaking!
Anyway, yesterday when I woke up I was still pretty mad about all the crap people give to my son about his hair. I told him that if he was really that upset that we would just go cut it off and be done with it.
We talked for a long time about it. I really just wanted to remind him of what was in his heart and how he first felt when he made the decision to grow his hair out. Miriam, you are totally right, guys grow their hair or all the time so I don't know why people be trippin'. I reminded him of this too :).
I reminded him that one of the contributing factors to his decision to do this was because he was caring and sensitive to others, and THAT was the exact reason why it hurt his feelings so much... because he's so sensitive. I reminded him that these things would make him stronger and what matters is on the inside, and he is pretty darn amazing.
He was still pretty concerned about his friends at school teasing him and I told him that true friends wouldn't make him purposefully feel bad. I think him realizing these 2 things were the things that helped him the most. He said his friends Aiden and Daniel don't tease him and they are his 2 best friends. When they first met they asked about his hair, and when he told them why he was growing it out, they accepted it and moved on, not mentioning it again. I told him thats what true friends were and you could see his face change, and all his confidence grow back. Now he feels strong again, and I am so glad for this. My sweet boy :).
The place we chose to donate to, requires only a minimum of 8 inches, so he is 3/4 of the way there. He should be finished by the end of the next school year or the beginning of 5th grade and he said he wanted to wait it out. I'm so proud of him, and I can't wait for him to experience the beautiful blessing waiting for him at the end of the rainbow. The whole journey is a blessing, but the final reward will be so exciting for him! It'll be his first blessing from giving (outside from what he can see), and I hope it inspires him in so many more ways to seek to serve instead of being served. Love it!
One day at a time. One choice at a time.
I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.