We go to my mother's house nearly every sunday for lunch. Then we visit-some times all afternoon. Yestarday we decided to stick around for a while. As you know hubby has to be in bed by 7:00 so we eat dinner early. Around 4:00 I went to warm up some leftovers for us. I fixed my hubby's plate first. He didn't ask me to do it, but I figured since I was getting something for my self I might as well get him something to. As I was returning to the kitchen to finish warming up my food, I heard my mother comment to my brother, "Apparently (hubby's name inserted here) thinks his leggs are broken". I heard it and I'm sure she knew it. My first reaction was anger because of her obvious disapproval for what she felt was servitude. However I some how kept my mouth from opening and returned to the other room. The comment was disrespectful to me and my husband, but you know what bothered me the most-the fact that my mother disapproved of me. I hate that. It continued to bother me last night after we got home. The way I've chosen to act as a wife is unpopular to alot of people. I don't much care though what "a lot of people" think. Especailly when I know without a doubt that it is the way God wants me. But, it hurts to have it coming from my own mother. After much fretting and "I should have said" worrying I realized that God's opinion of me matters most. I can't control my mother's mouth, mind, or opinions. Thats not my job. My job is to help my husband and please God and him. All I can do is pray for her to see the light also before my father dies, and for me to continue to look to God for approval. I can only have expectations of God.
Truth and Love
3 years ago