Creative Way to Apologize
Hello! Happy Friday!
After yesterday’s post, I thought something a little more light hearted would be good. But let me just say, wow. Not only was that the most traffic my little blog has ever seen, but I was overwhelmed with email and messages after that post, many of which brought me to tears. I said a prayer for each of you, and I plan to write more about abuse in the future.
Late yesterday afternoon I jumped in the shower to get ready for these sweet ladies who were coming over.
They are planning to start their own Praise and Coffee Nights here in West Michigan. We had so much fun!
But as I stepped out of the shower, this letter was slid under the bathroom door, along with a marker that clearly took some time to jam under the door.
It said: Dear Mom and Dad I em sry I was men to you do you frg m yess or no srk wun
Translation: Dear Mom and Dad, I am sorry I was mean to you, do you forgive me? yes or no, circle one
She waited impatiently outside the door with constant requests that I “circle one.”
I opened the door and asked what she was talking about. When was she mean to us? Evidently she felt that she was mean to us the night before when she had a bad attitude. I had forgotten all about it, hello-just another day with a 7 yr old.
It’s so funny sometime what their little hearts hold on to.
Of course I wrapped my arms around her and gave her lots of love but that wasn’t enough, I had to “circle one.” And she wanted me to go back in the bathroom and slide it back under to the door to her.
So, next time you blow it and need to apologize to someone I suggest you write a little note, feel free to use Lauren’s words, and slide it under the door when they are showering. It is hard to stay mad at someone who spends 10 minutes jamming a marker under the door.