Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Watch For Opportunities

Since the boys were little we have tried to instill in them how to be gentlemen.     Hubs is such a gentleman that it is easy for the boys to watch him and know exactly what that means.     

One of our regular statements is:   Look for ways to be gentlemen.

So you can imagine my happiness yesterday as we were on an outing to the Manship House.      Demonstrations were being held all over the grounds from local craftsmen demonstrating the art of blacksmithing, weaving fabric, weaving baskets, wood carving, old paint techniques, and period home pieces.     

We were standing with a local school group watching the blacksmith forge a piece of iron when out of the corner of my eye I saw Big Guy slip away from the group.    He walked out of the parking lot and down the sidewalk.   I saw him meet one of the local teachers who was struggling to carry a large box.    He asked her if he could carry it for her.     At first she seemed shocked but then said yes.      I watched them as they walked across the parking lot and through the Manship grounds to where the staff had set up for school kids to have a picnic lunch.      When he was finished he came back to the group and stood as if nothing had happened.

On the way home I told him how proud I was of him for being such a gentleman.    When he looked over he had a smile on his face that looked just like my hubs and said, "Just saw an opportunity."


Dr. Wifey said...

what a gentleman! sounds like he has a great role model :)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

#1 - That made me get a little misty.

#2 - Some beautiful young lady is in for a life of happiness and joy when she nabs that young man.

#3 - You're a GREAT mom.