Right now we are in Bellingham visiting with Mom and Dad St.Hilaire. We have had a truly wonderful time. We do not really get to see them very much and we miss them. My contribution to the feast yesterday was mashed potatoes. I used a recipe my mom used last year. They were delicious!
I have so much to be thankful for! Today we journeyed out to the mall (at about noon- so everything good was gone). We went to Macy's to look for a few items. In the men's section we witnessed a man being very rude to a woman who was with him. From eavesdropping, I think the woman was his mother. I would guess he was in his 50s. Watching his rudeness put a pit in my stomach. He was terrible, and she just took it. I wanted to go over and scold him for treating her in such a terrible fashion. There is no reason for anyone to talk to another person that way (especially to your mother!).
I kept seeing them around the store and I really wanted to say something. Sometimes the teacher in me blurts out behavioral corrections to strangers. At the checkout stand the mother said something to her son and he shushed her with a finger over his mouth and a condescending look in his eyes. She turned away and sat down. I couldn't believe it.
I am SO thankful to have a husband who respects his mother and me. My mom always told me that you can tell the character of a man by how he treats his mother. I told Andrew how thankful I am for him. It is so great to be in a relationship based on love and selflessness. I am very aware of how selfless Andrew is in our marriage. He is always taking care of me. Most of all, I can see his compassion in his eyes every time he looks at me. I am very blessed and so thankful.