Friday, September 19, 2008

A Gentleman

I went to my friend Kim's for a while last night. I got there about supper time - lucky me - and she invited me to stay. We had sweet and sour meatballs, rice, and salad. It was so good!

She called her husband in to fill his plate then asked him to eat with us in the family room. She said that we'd be a few minutes because the other pot of rice was not quite done. The few minutes ended up being about 10 minutes.

We filled our plates and went into the family room. As we sat down I noticed that her husband had not touched his plate of food. He was waiting for his wife to come before he started to eat. That gesture just touched my heart. What a kind thing to do! This man sat there waiting patiently for 10 minutes so that he could pray for the food and eat with his wife.

In this day and age how many men would have done that?? Waited for 10 minutes because it was the polite thing to do?? I don't think I've ever been treated like that by anyone except my dad and my brother. Kim's husband is a true gentleman in my book!


Tapestry said...

Ahhh that really was sweet of him. There are still some true gentleman in this world. Big smile.

Renna said...

I am very blessed to be married to such a man as that. Thank you for the reminder not to take it (him) for granted.

Claudia said...

Not only a gentleman, but a true Christian man. That is rare in my circle, unfortunately. Even my own nephews, who were brought up to be that kind of man, have failed. My husband is that kind of man and I thank God every day for bringing him into my life. Every woman should be so blessed. :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

There are not many left like that anymore,I am sad to say.
Have a blessed day !

Pat in Tenn said...

I too am blessed with a husband like that.

He always wait for me and the girls to get to the table and then prays for our family. We pray also if we feel the need to.

A good prayer is one when everyone gets in on it and by the time we are finished praying we have to heat our food up again. It doesn't happen all the time but I love it when it does.


GardenGoose said...

that is really sweet.
wanted to stop by and invite you to join in the seed exchange over on my blog if you'd like.
p.s. have a lovely week

KKJD1 said...

Wow what a man! She is very lucky to have such a great guy. Just droped in from over at Mjs and wanted to say what a great giveaway you are doing my fav time of year is fall. Blessings, Karen

Denise said...

I know what you mean. Our family always eats together and my husband and son takes turns praying. My son is funny he won't even sit down until both of us women sit first. He just stands behind his chair and waits for us.
What a blessing there are still some gentlemen out there!

Farm Chick Paula said...

That is such a special story... Love really is patient and kind!!