I avoid my mother -in-law, like the plague. I've been married for a long time and the two of us, will never, ever see eye-to-eye. I'm fine with it. After much marriage counseling, I had to let my relationship with her GOOOOO. I see her at major holidays and once every 3 or 4 months. fine.
Friday morning, after Thanksgiving: The men and boys all went duck hunting, which is the family tradition. We are staying in her guesthouse, which offers me privacy and refuge from this woman. Like an idiot, I went to the main house, when I awoke, looking for coffee. (there's a full kitchen in the guesthouse... so, I was clearly NOT thinking) I'm watching the local news and here she comes. I'm in a great mood, drinking my coffee, chatty...
She comes at me like a spider monkey - hands all waving in front of her with the "I know I probably should not say something, but I just have to" FUKKKK. Here we go, again. So, I say "well, if you want to say something, say it". The lecture is about JESUS. Let me just give you a few of the quotes from her, I just sat there, listening, respectfully.
"You need to send the message to your children that your family is the most important thing, by getting up every sunday morning and going to church with them." "I don't know how you get out of bed in the morning without Jesus". "No matter what you believe, you owe it to your children to give them a solid foundation". "You are sending the message that they are not the most important thing to you".
It went on and on, I am choosing to not continue - you get the drift... JESUS and her "personal relationship" is the only way she can get thru the day. GOOD FOR YOU. I don't really care, but if it works for you, go for it. Just leave me out of it. I have my own path and do not believe as you do. Well, it went on for an hour. I had to run back to the guesthouse. When the guys returned, my car was packed and I was standing outside by it, rushing my son to "get in". haha
I respect others' beliefs. Why can they not respect anything other than their own, personal convictions?! Drives me crazy.