Day 170: Gift Card

March 17, 2012

On Friday, I received a gift card from Old Navy for $25. For my act of love, I gave it to you to buy new clothes for yourself. You were so excited about it that you stayed up until 2 AM browsing the Old Navy website. Guess what? You decided to buy a cute raincoat for our daughter with it. That’s funny! First, I just said in my post for day 168 that you do this kind of thing all the time–you plan on buying something for yourself, then you buy something cute for our girls. Second, we live in Santa Barbara, where it rains like two days out of the year.

I also took our second daughter on her Valentine’s date on Friday. I know, I know–it’s over a month late. In my defense, I’ve been working day and night to finish that work project (which was accepted, by the way!). We went to Starbucks where I bought her a drink. Then, we went to the toy store and she bought a few toys with her birthday money. In the car on the way to the toy store, she said, “take me home; I don’t want to be on our date.” I told her that we were going to the toy store. That changed her mind.


Day 169: Thanks and Encouragement

March 17, 2012

For my 169th act of love, I wrote you this letter:

We’ll find out soon whether or not my work project—the one I’ve spent six months preparing—is accepted or rejected. In either case, I’m happy to know that your love for me won’t change. Thank you for supporting me through this project, though I know that it’s kept me from you often. Thank you for having confidence in my ability to do it well. Whether it’s accepted or rejected, God, our shepherd, still has good in mind for us and his mercies are new every day.


Day 168: Fun Money

March 17, 2012

On Wednesday, I reworked our March budget to give you “fun money”: money to spend on whatever you want. It was only $20, but that’s a big deal given our tight budget. You absolutely love when I do that kind of thing, because you love to shop but you hardly ever get to. I’m almost certain you’ll plan on buying clothes for yourself, but you’ll end up using it to buy something cute for the girls. It happens every time.