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Jody and I have been married for 6 years now! We live a simple life, but it's a happy life. We've been blessed with our sweet Elsie who we adore each and every day. Here's to a blog of thoughts, memories, and who are we kidding, lots of Elsie!!
"People don't always remember what you say... They remember how you make them feel"

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Safe Haven

I've been waiting for another epic Nicholas Sparks movie since "The Notebook." It seemed like it never came and none of the others (Dear John, The Vow, The Lucky One) even compared to the famous classic love story!

Until Now...

Safe Haven was all sorts of amazing! I'm getting excited to read the book because I loved the movie so much!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Son and His Mom...

I wouldn't say I'm a sensitive person when it comes to ME... My feelings. My opinions or theories. My doings. but when it comes at someone else's expense, or someone being teased or bullied... it simply.... breaks. my. heart.

A little piece broke today....

My husband has a mother who is special. Mentally handicap. Socially awkward. And not the prettiest physically. She struggles in almost every way in what "we" often think is normal. She is not. She is different.

Monday is HER day... Her day to go to the local bank to get her money out for the week. Her day to splurge on a McDonalds Chocolate shake if she feels the desire. Her day to go downtown, with her 50.00$ allowance to buy whatever she needs for the week. And when I think of 50$ for a week with groceries, entertainment, and living essentials, I don't know if I could survive. She can and doesn't complain.

As she was pacing down the grocery store aisle, filling her cart with things, she knew her son who worked across the street would love a Pepsi! With what little change she had left, she bought a Pepsi to walk over to her sons office.

As she was walking.. Or possibly strutting because she feels pretty, maybe because this weekly task is her highlight of the week and wears only her best... my husband hears a few comments from the boys in his office, nothing positive, actually quite hurtful... beating up this woman walking across the street towards them with a Pepsi. J walks out from his office to see who the jokes were being directed to... The woman, who spent what little change she had, for her sweet boy... His mother!

He quickly went through the back door, around his office, to stop her from going in... Simply to not embarrass her or put the new employees to shame for how they acted.. He thanked her for the drink, and she headed back to the store. His heart was heavy as he sat in his office hearing the jokes and comments being made until she disappeared! He stands up for his Mom, takes care of her and loves her more than anything... But he felt it wasn't his place to say something then. There will be a moment when she will appear in his office, and be introduced as his mother and I hope they take this experience and learn from it because I know we've all been there! I know I've been on the employee side SOMETIME in my life.

But when I look at her, I don't see the unhealthy body she lives in, but the beautiful grandma, mother, and soul that lives inside. She teaches us things, no one else could.