Thursday, January 31, 2008

Make Someone Happy!

I finally had a chance to talk to "C"! He called me back concerning my text about the meeting today. We discussed all that pertinent information and then he apologized for last night. He told me he would never want to offend and that most of what he says is only in jest and when he 'makes fun of the Mormons' - it is never personal. He admitted to being a brat sometimes and how he enjoys making fun of stereotypes, and he was sorry he overstepped the boundaries with me. He told me he never thinks of me as Mormon but as an individual and respects who I am and what I believe. Not that I am or am not Mormon. I really respect him for that! In his words - "It's not the most interesting thing about you! You are you and I love that!" I apologized for not explaining or taking the time to stop and tell him last night that I was offended and for leaving. But explained to him it was better than him seeing me be emotional and cry. He apologized again for not contacting me last night after I text him back with confirmation it was indeed him that offended, but explained he felt it was something that needed to be talked about and not responded to with a text reply. We talked about how we want to keep this friendship and not let something that was said in jest to offend or ruin any of that. We are good and I am sure now he knows where to draw the line. He told me next time to just look at him and say "Shut the &%*$ up!" I laughed and said, "I'll just tell you to zip it!" We laughed and ended the call.
I am so thankful for the truth in my life and hope that by my example he will learn to recognize it. I cannot expect miracles of him leaving his partner, going straight and joining the church, but I don't want to let the opportunities pass me to let him know how highly I regard the gospel and its truths.

On a side note: I hung up some of my purchases from yesterday! Now, I need to know what to put along with it. Any suggestions? It's the wall next to my kitchen bay window, where we all sit and eat.

7 comments:

Lene said...

I am glad things are working out with "C".I had a similar incident years ago with a co-worker that was a close friend. It was at a time that I wasn't active in the Church. She knew I was a member, but also knew that I wasn't active and didn't think I would be offended. Her comment actually helped me realize how important the Church really was to me and that I needed to come "Home".

Lene said...

Oh as far as the wall decor -- not really my strong point. Sorry.

Lene said...

But I am thinking a trip to Poppy's might be in order -- I have never been there.

Tara said...

I have been reading your blog for about 30 min.. now. Thanks for all your writing! You are awesome Jenn. I just love having you for a visiting teacher. I want to go out with you and Alison sometime...lets plan that soon!!!

Tara said...

I have been reading your blog for about 30 min.. now. Thanks for all your writing! You are awesome Jenn. I just love having you for a visiting teacher. I want to go out with you and Alison sometime...lets plan that soon!!!

Laurie M. said...

so happy it's all worked out!

Courtney said...

Oh, good! I'm so glad you've worked it out! Obviously you have touched him in some way for him to know how YOU are more important than anything else - similar to your feelings about him and his beliefs! That is awesome that you are good enough friends to be able to be supportive of each other no matter what - I have a few of those friends too and I'm so grateful that in some way I know that my spirit touches them, occasionally!