I was really struggling with this one since we aren't living together and I don't have access to any of his things to do something nice for him. An oppurtunity arose however, he was supposed to pick up our son at 12:30, and 12:30 rolled around and he wasn't here, normally I'd call or text him and freak out, and tell him he better be here in this amount of time or he's not taking him, or that he wasn't even taking him at all and I'd lecture him on how he's never on time etc, but I didn't do any of that, because I love him and I know he didn't intentionally do it. He texted me shortly after and made it look like he wasn't sure if he was taking him (although he knew because he asked me last night) he just slept in and didn't want to look bad. So instead of being mean or throwing it in his face I didn't. I didn't mention anything about him being a 1/2 hour late or anything of the sort when he arrived, just was chipper and got the baby ready for him to take. We shared some laughs over text while he had him, telling me the funny things he was doing etc. I hope things will start looking up more. I really miss him.
He also brought the baby back a 1/2 hour late, but the thought of yesterdays dare was in my head, how the person thought his dad would flip on him instead he gave him a different reaction, so when my husband got here rather then go wild on him being so late I said nothing. Just greeted them with a smile and we laughed about the baby. I find myself biting my tongue alot lately, and not even fighting with myself about it. I think to not sweat the small stuff, to just let things go, they are not important.
Still biting your tongue? Watch, pretty soon your feelings will catch up with your actions and it will truly be nothing. Then you will realize how selfish and foolish the little things really were.
This is Christ in you.